History of Valentines Day

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Valentine’s Day at Its Best The whole holiday of Valentine’s Day is steeped in the concept of love and what greater love is there than Christ’s love laying down His life for those He loved. Like so many other holidays, the celebration of this holiday is derived from pagan origin, yet can have great significance and inspiration for the Christian. Valentine’s Day derives its origins from the ancient Roman feast of …

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…Day. Now the holiday honored Saint Valentine instead of Lupercus. Having been given the greatest gift of all, it is natural for Christians to want to give to others, so on Valentine’s Day many people give each other cards or flowers or a variety of other gifts. Monetary gifts are a way of saying “I love you.” However, acts of kindness that show Christ’s love are a very special way of showing love.