The story of Valentine's Day
In all English-speaking countries, February 14th is a special day for people in love. It's not a holiday, but it is a very good day for flower shops, sweet shops and card shops.
On this day, children write their names on cards with hearts on them, and give them to their classmates and teachers. Usually every classroom in America in a school have a box with an opening on the top where children can mail their cards, decorated with pictures of hearts, cupids and arrows.
Teenagers and adults give cards, presents and flowers to their boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands and wives, or to someone whom they have fallen in love with. People usually do not sign these cards and a lot of time is spent in trying to guess who has sent them!
Nowadays, not only husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, but also grandparents, cousins, friends or even acquaintances take the occasion to express their affection for each other by sending a Valentine card. The tradition of Valentine's Day is the tradition of love. Celebrating it in many ways is custom that brings happiness into the lives of many people. It is a day for fantasy and caprice, and for the confession of tender emotion.