It’s Never too Early to Think About Valentine’s Day
So you’re thinking, “Ok, it’s early- Valentine’s Day is still plenty of days away.” But the truth is, it’s never too late to think about savings for Valentine’s Day. (Or for some out there, it’s not even too late.) Valentine’s Day savings can be found through the purchase of unexpired chocolates and sweets from last February that will still be good for the next four years. Or, Valentine’s Day savings can also be found through the use of online coupons. We’ll let you decide which is the wiser choice.
This Time, There’s No Excuse
There really isn’t. Nope — if you’re reading this, there’s really no excuse for you to not have Valentine’s Day for next year well thought out. You have months for the planning. And studying — really, what is Valentine’s Day? Contrary to rumors that it’s a ‘Hallmark Holiday,’ recently crafted to expand sales, the truth is that Valentine’s Day is one of the oldest established holidays in the world, started by Pope Gelasius I in the Fifth Century. It was to commemorate Christian martyrs, and much like today, people celebrated it by expressing love to one another.
From Christian Martyrs to Chocolate Hearts
Valentine’s Day was Americanized in the Industrial Age by the mass production of cards, along with the mass production of chocolate and confectioneries. The holiday is more popular in America than any other Western nation, and in its Americanized form it has become an annual ritual in Japan, and now, China. So if you’re an American guy feeling pressured to make sure your loved one at least receives a box of chocolates, there are plenty of men in Asia who feel the same way.