February 14th is just around the corner. It is Valentine's Day, a day marked by lovers, friends and family to show affection by giving each other presents such as flowers, cards, chocolates and other expressive if not romantic gifts. This year, express your love with this unique and lovely array of heart shaped floral arrangements.
Valentine story seen through lovely heart shaped floral arrangements
What is the origin of Valentine's Day?
There exists several tales about the origin of Valentine's Day, and nobody knows if they are factual.
One of the stories has a sad ending, but is one of the most famous anecdotes.
The story is about the young Valentine, who was a victim of his belief on February 14 of the year 270.
He, a Roman, converted to Christianity and by doing so offended the Roman leaders.
On February 14 Valentine was tortured and beheaded,
but he had managed to give the daughter of the prison warder a note just before he died.
The note contained the legendary text 'From your Valentine'.
Another story is about a priest in Rome named Valentine. An emperor named Claudius II had forbidden the Roman soldiers to marry,
because he was of the opinion that unmarried men were better soldiers.
Priest Valentine ignored this rule and united young couples into marriage.
The emperor found out about this and imprisoned Valentine and sentenced him to death.
Whatever the origin is, Valentine"s Day is meant to be for people that want to declare their love others. And what a remarkable way to do so with a beautiful heart shaped floral piece.