Chocolates & Roses

Chocolates, roses, jewellery… these are the Valentine’s Day gifts symbolizing love, romance and friendship.

February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, with many stories surrounding St. Valentine. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl (possibly his jailor’s daughter) who visited him during his confinement. Before he died, it’s alleged that he sent her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that was later popularized by Hallmark in 1913.

Whatever your beliefs and traditions – whether you take your loved one for a romantic dinner, buy chocolates, roses or jewellery – how romantic are you?

by Selwyn Kahn