How Valentine's used to be?

- Who gets valentine? I suppose no one knows who gets valentine. -

Valentine's day used to be when you received a card or flowers from a secret admirer. The card could even simply just have a question mark written inside. Just like 29th February, the leap day - the Irish legend when women are allowed to propose men, it was day when you finally could build up the confidence to approach a love interest.

However Valentine's Day has now become a somewhat depressing day for singles. How did a day for singles turn into a day for couples?

Every year without fail for as long as I can remember my Father sent me a valentine's card. Some years it was rather obvious because his handwriting was very distinguishable but sometimes he would have a colleague write it and then I never knew it was from him.

Valentine's is a day for love of a child, parent, friend, pet or even a house plant if you fancy. It is an opportunity to let those whom we love know how much we love and appreciate them.

For me - I will always have shoes ;)



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