Are you ready for the big day? According to Wikipedia, Saint Valentine's Day, is a holiday that is observed on Feb. 14 honoring an early Christian martyr named Saint Valentine. This day is traditionally a day on which expressions of love are shown by presenting flowers, candy and sending cards.
Valentine's Day first became a time for expressing love during the Middle Ages when the tradition of "courtly love" gained popularity, the Wikipedia entry states. It was first established by Pope Gelasius in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI.
It's not too late to find something great for the Valentine in your life. Fresh-cut flowers, candy and sweet greeting cards are always hits. Custom gift baskets can also be found—even for those last-minute shoppers.
Do you have something fun planned for the day? As for the Mister and I, we are headed to the Empress Tea Room on Dale Mabry to take in a Mystery Dinner Show with a 1950's theme! This should be a blast… our time now is spent trying to figure out a costume to wear.
I hope that no matter what you do, you take time to appreciate those closest to you because no matter what gift you give, the most precious gift you can give is your time!
Editor’s note: Elizabeth Sullivan is the co-owner of Lady Ashley Designs, a store that specializes in gifts for all occasions and is offering specials this Valentine’s Day.