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Valentine's Day Recipes

Looking for Valentine's Day recipes for that special someone?

Get set for this romantic holiday with some recipe ideas for the special occasion.

Here you'll find a little something that will be sure to turn on the tastebuds!

Did You Know?

~ In 1537, England's King Henry VII officially declared February 14th the holiday of St. Valentine's Day.

~ In addition to the United States, Valentine's Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Australia, Denmark, and Italy.

~ In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This was the origin of the expression "to wear your heart on your sleeve."

~ Girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods on St. Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future spouse.

~ The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

~ More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for
Valentine's Day each year.

~ In Medieval times, girls ate unusual foods on St Valentine's Day to
make them dream of their future husband.

~ Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an
"Improvement in Telegraphy", on Valentine's Day, 1876.

~ The oldest surviving love poem till date is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians, inventors of writing, around 3500 B.C.

~ Cupid is a symbol of Valentine's Day. Cupid was associated with Valentine's Day because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards and gift tokens holding a bow and arrows as he is believed to use magical arrows to arouse feelings of love.

~ On February 14th wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on Valentine's Day in Wales. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favorite Valentine decorations on the wooden spoons. This Valentine decoration meant, "You unlock my heart!"

>>More Fun Facts

Gift Ideas

Crafts for Kids

Try making some of these great homemade gifts. Mom will love all of them!

~ Candy Jars
~ Bottle Cap Locket
~ Friendship Bracelet
~ Coupon Books

See Instructions

Online Ideas:
~ kaboose.com
~ daniellesplace.com
~ kidsturncentral

Romantic Music

Just for Singles

It may not be all hearts and kisses, but you can still spread the message of Valentine's Day:

Click here to check out some ideas to have the happiest Valentine's Day ever.

Unforgettable Love Quotes

Want to tell your sweetheart you love them, but can't find the right words?

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
- Helen Keller

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love."
- Sophocles

"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

"The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite."
-William Shakespeare

"Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it."
-Thomas Fuller

"There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment."
-Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
-Lau Tzu

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind."
- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
- Dr. Seuss

You've got to dance like there's nobody watching. Love like you'll never be hurt. Sing like there's nobody listening. And live like it's heaven on earth.
- William W. Purkey

>>Find your inspiration in this collection of famous love and romance quotes.

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