Before You Knew What 'Being In Love' Meant...

Remember Valentines Day as a kid in elementary school? Mom would buy you a box of silly "Be Mine" cards that came four to a sheet with envelopes (I would always pick out the cutest cards to give to my friends). Then at school, we would decorate shoe boxes and leave them our desks for card deposits during the Valentines Day Party.

Times Get A Little Cut Throat...

In middle school/jr. high you could purchase a carnation or a box of heart candy that would be delivered to your intended sweetheart during class. For all the nerds in the school it was a hard day. All the popular girls and guys walked out the doors at the end of the day with a bouquet and enough sweets to open a store.

Realizing the Hardships of Puppy Love...

Suddenly you understand Valentines Day and you are either excited (cause you have a love) or depressed because it's another year on a "group date".

The First Valentine...

Now as adults we take Cupids day in stride. We go out to a great dinner, purchase candy, flowers or a romantic gift. But how did that first Valentines Day Card come to be? According to Tsminteractive.com the legend says...

"In the British Library in London, there is preserved a love poem from Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife, Bonne of Armagnac, who may have only been 15 or 16 years old at the time. Following the romantic Valentine tradition, the duke was imprisoned in the Tower of London at the time he wrote the poem and sent it to his wife on that day to express his love. The poem included verses like “I am already sick of love, My very gentle Valentine.” Bonne died before the duke was ever released from prison."

It's not the best love story, but heck, it has got to be better then any Valentines Day's most of us have had.