valentines day

all-about-chocolate-historyAll About Chocolate

All About Chocolate

All About Chocolate A History Of Chocolate: Chocolate, which is derived from the seed of the cacao tree probably originated in the Amazon around 2000 BC. The scientific name of the cacao tree’s fruit is “Theobroma Cacao”. Theobroma means “food of the gods” as named  by Swedish botanist Carl von Linnaeus in […]

valentines-day-cardsValentine's Day Cards

Valentine’s Cards

  Valentine Cards  It is believed that the “valentine” was the first  greeting card. Valentine’s Day is the second largest card sending and receiving day each year only surpassed by Christmas. One billion valentine  cards are sent each year.  The first written valentine is attributed to a young Frenchman, Charles, Duke of Orleans. From […]

valentines-day-historyThe History of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day

Every February 14 we celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving flowers, candy and cards to lovers or those we hope to love.

Even though Valentine’s Day falls on February 14, the feast day of several Christian martyrs named Valentine in the third century A.D., its customs probably began eight hundred years prior to the establishment of Valentine’s Day with a couple of Roman pagan celebrations.