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Je t'aime: Heartfelt Ways to Celebrate Valentine"s Day

I may have mentioned this before, but I adore Valentine's Day. It feels like a bright spot in the middle of dreary winter, and what could be better than that? And you certainly don't need a honey to celebrate this sweet little holiday; it is a new era and whether that means you can indulge in a little self care, celebrate "Galentine's Day" with girlfriends, or do something fun with your family.

The holiday itself is connected to several stories of danger, miracles, death and enduring love behind it, although no one seems to know its exact origins or inspiration for certain. What we do know is Valentine’s Day always falls on February 14th and that at the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius declared February 14th to be St. Valentine’s Day. Formal messages, or valentines, appeared in the 1500s, and by the late 1700s commercially printed cards were being used, although in the US the first commercial valentines weren't printed in the mid-1800s. Valentines commo…

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