Ok, well Valentine’s makes it look like love is in the air anyway. While it was established as a day to honor a few early Christian martyrs in 496AD, it was taken off the church’s calendar in 1969 (hold your giggles ladies and gentlemen hehe). The connection of the holiday to romance didn’t take place until Geoffrey Chaucer wrote Parlement of Foules in 1382. The line in question:
For this was on seynt Volantynys day Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.
The US Greeting Card Association estimates that 190 million valentines are sent each year in the US, with half of them being sent to family members (other than a husband or wife).
So this year, if you find yourself with a specified Valentine or not, remember that at The Canopy, we love you deerly.