Consider This Post My Valentine’s Day Card For 2022

You know me… I love doing research ๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ & thought why not learn โž• share the history of Valentine’s Day ๐Ÿ’˜; so Consider This Post My Valentine’s Day Card For 2022 ๐Ÿ’Œ

The Believed Origins

According to National Today ๐Ÿค“, Valentine’s Day came from the feast ๐Ÿ– for the patron saints (plural) named Valentine, by the Catholic Church โ›ช๏ธ in 496 AD. The church wanted a way to over shadow โ›…๏ธ & later replace the deemed brutal ๐Ÿ˜ก Pagan festival of Lupercalia.

The Lupercalia festival was celebrated ๐ŸŽŠ at the beginning of spring ๐Ÿ’ & paid homage to the Roman God of Agriculture๐ŸŒฒ, Faunus, on February 14. In celebration a goat ๐Ÿ & dog ๐Ÿถ would be sacrificed symbolizing fertility โž• purity, respectively. The hide of the goat would be torn into strips ๐Ÿ˜จ, dipped in sacrificial blood ๐Ÿ˜ฎ, and painted across the women & crops ๐Ÿคฌ

Romance For the Saints?

Despite there being many Valentines ๐Ÿ‘‘ associated with the patron saints day, historians ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ believe the romanticized ๐Ÿ’ element of how Valentine’s Day is celebrated today ๐ŸŽ came from a priest who was martyred ๐Ÿ˜ข by emperor Claudis II Gothicus around 2๏ธโƒฃ7๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ CE.

Varying stories talk about different St Valentines๐Ÿคด๐Ÿพ with some saying one was marrying couples in secret๐Ÿคซ to prevent men going off to war โš”๏ธ, another healed the blind ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿฆฏ, and the next wrote a message ๐Ÿ“ฌ to his daughter signed ‘your Valentine’ ๐Ÿ’‹ There is also a possibility that they could be the same person! ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was during the 1๏ธโƒฃ4๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃs that the day was associated with romanceโฃ๏ธ Messages, or ‘Valentines’ as they were called, began to appear ๐Ÿ˜ Hand written letters ๐Ÿ“ and poems declaring affections of love became more & more popular ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

In the mid-1๏ธโƒฃ8๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃs, Valentine’s cards ๐Ÿ’Œ began to be commercially produced ๐Ÿญ & traditional gifts were candy ๐Ÿญ and flowers ๐ŸŒป, but more especially red roses๐ŸŒน symbolizing love โž• beauty ๐ŸŒŸ

Consider This Post My Valentine’s Day Card For 2022

Top 5๏ธโƒฃ Most Interesting Insights ๐Ÿ”Ž About Valentine’s Day

  • 13% of Americans would rather receive diamonds ๐Ÿ’Ž than chocolate ๐Ÿซ on Valentine’s Day 
  • 10% of Americans say they’re single & loving it ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ
  • 9% of Americans buy ๐Ÿ’ต candy or flowers ๐ŸŒบ for themselves on Valentine’s Day
  • 8% of Americans have proposed๐Ÿ’or been proposed to (or expect to ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ) on Valentine’s Day 
  • 3% of Americans say they’re going on a Tinder ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ date for Valentine’s Day ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
  • 23% of single women would rather spend Valentine’s Day with their pet ๐Ÿฐ than their romantic partner ๐Ÿ’– Only 7% of single men say the same ๐Ÿค”

While 1๏ธโƒฃ3๏ธโƒฃ% of men ๐Ÿšน say Valentineโ€™s Day is their favorite holiday, 8๏ธโƒฃ% absolutely hate it๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
Meanwhile, 1๏ธโƒฃ3๏ธโƒฃ% of women ๐Ÿšบ claim Valentineโ€™s Day is their favorite holiday ๐ŸŽ, compared to just 5๏ธโƒฃ% who hate it ๐Ÿ˜‚

Women Enjoy ๐Ÿฅณ Single Life More Than Men ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Only 9๏ธโƒฃ% of women ๐Ÿšบ are single & actively searching ๐Ÿ‘€ for a boyfriend, compared to 1๏ธโƒฃ3๏ธโƒฃ% of men ๐Ÿšน who say they are single and want a girlfriend ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ’‹โ€๐Ÿ‘จ

Valentineโ€™s Day Isnโ€™t๐Ÿง๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Just for Unmarried People ๐Ÿ’

Although 1๏ธโƒฃ9๏ธโƒฃ% of married ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ Americans admit that Valentineโ€™s Day was a much bigger deal ๐Ÿช… before they were married ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ, 4๏ธโƒฃ6๏ธโƒฃ% still celebrate ๐ŸŽŠ with their spouse ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Valentine’s Day by Numbers ๐Ÿ”ข

  • $13,290,000,000 โ€“ The average annual spend on Valentineโ€™s Day 
  • 180 million โ€“ The number of Valentineโ€™s Day cards exchanged every year
  • 198,000,000 โ€“ The number of roses readied for Valentineโ€™s Day
  • 85% โ€“ The percentage of Valentine cards that are purchased by women
  • 73% โ€“ The percentage of flowers bought by men
  • $116.21 โ€“ The average spent by a consumer on Valentineโ€™s Day
  • 14% โ€“ The percentage of women who send flowers to themselves 
  • 61.8% โ€“ The percentage of consumers who celebrate this holiday
  • 53% โ€“ The percentage of women who claim theyโ€™ll end their relationship if they donโ€™t receive something

My Valentine’s Day Story

As an entrepreneur ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป, personal brand stylist ๐Ÿงต, fashion blogger ๐Ÿ‘˜, makeup artist ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ, content creator โž• MOM, I have very little time for datingโ—๏ธ

When you’re a single mom ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ with zero support, your fun shifts from jumping at the club ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ to jumping at the trampoline park ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพ

Was a stay at home mom when my son was a baby ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿผ; with a great network of mommy friends๐Ÿซ‚. We would meet daily for exhausted bitch sessions ๐Ÿคฌ, champagne brunch ๐Ÿฅ‚ & tumbling with toddlers at The Little Gym ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพ

After my divorce, all my energy ๐Ÿ˜ฐ was spent on being a single mother ๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ working in corporate America ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿ’ผ to support ๐Ÿ’ธ my little family ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

My son & I did everything together ๐ŸŽช; from ๐Ÿ†• trending restaurants ๐Ÿฑ & kiddie parties ๐ŸŽ‚ to luxury international travel ๐Ÿšข & art exhibitions ๐ŸŽจ

I’ve blinked & 9๏ธโƒฃ years have gone by without considering my needs๐Ÿ˜ณ!
I truly never noticed๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

Is This My Year For Love?

I do believe in love ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘จ & have decided to make 2๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ MY YEAR ๐ŸŽ‰ to find someone to share good times ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿฝ

However, I am in no hurry๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ I will wait for the right man ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
What does that look like for meโ“

  • Kind & empathetic ๐Ÿ˜‡
  • Established & well traveled ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ
  • Adventurous ๐Ÿช but likes a night in with wine ๐Ÿท & movies ๐Ÿ“บ
  • Open-minded & enjoys my hustle ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Some infamous words from one of my favorite influencers; “You are more special, more beautiful & more loved than you even know. FROM MY HEART TO YOURS…” –Kandee Johnson


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