Billions of people worldwide open their hearts while engaging in a variety of Valentine’s Day expressions of love.
February 14th is the traditional day, dating back to the Middle Ages, in which people from all over the world celebrate Valentine’s Day.
According to Wikipedia, it is thought that the first American mass-produced valentines were created and sold in the 1800’s by Massachusetts entrepreneur Esther Holland.
With her fondness for English valentines, replete with fine laces and floral designs, Holland sparked a revolution in the greeting card industry, setting new standards which led to an annual greeting card award given in her name.
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