It’s nearly that time of year again! Valentine’s day!
How did Valentine’s Day start? Well, I’m glad you asked…
There are many stories about the legend of St Valentine, but the most common story is that Emperor Claudius II banned marriage as he thought it made men ‘bad soldiers’, which outraged St Valentine, leading him to rebel and perform secret wedding ceremonies.
When Claudius found out, he threw Valentine into jail and sentenced him to death.
Valentine, being the romantic man that he was, fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and on the 14 th February, the day he was taken to be killed, he sent a letter to his love which he signed, “from your Valentine” and since then, many people have carried on the tradition of sending love letters, cards and chocolates, signed “from your Valentine”
Now, while that might be a slightly depressing story, we still want you to feel the love this Valentines day, with 20% off from Squeak!
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(valid until the 14 th February)
Whether you’re lucky in love, or having a ‘GALentine’s day’, why not treat yourself?
Written by Martine Rose