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Origins of Valentines Day

Valentine's Day: The Commercially Manufactured Holiday

Susan Saper Galamba | Posted 04.10.2013 | Women
Susan Saper Galamba

They say the oldest valentine was a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife when he was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415. This wasn't a valentine that was purchased; it was a hand-written poem. It wasn't an obligatory sentiment, but a heartfelt expression of love.