In addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greetings.
Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas.) Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines. ~ History.com
So men, it’s time to step up and I’m going to make it really easy for you! Below are great cards with prepared questions to ask your spouse. It’s called Vertellis, which in Dutch means ‘Tell Me More!’ Click on the image and it will take you directly to Amazon.
I realize this won’t be a Valentine’s gift you can give today but it’s a great gift to look forward to on your next date night. Make date nights a priority. Russ and I can tell you the “days may feel long (with little ones) but the years are short” and boy do we miss our kids. (quote by Sandra Stanley)
We hope you find specific ways to celebrate your honey’s love language. And if you don’t know your spouse’s love language, make this your Valentine goal!
Words of Affirmation: Tell them specifically how much you love them.
Quality Time: Quality time can only come by spending fair amount of quantity time.
Physical Touch: Sharing a hug, holding their hand, both non-sexual touching and sexual touching.
Gifts: Purchasing items not necessarily expensive but thoughtful.
Acts of Service: Cleaning out the dishwasher, taking out the trash, taking the kids to school, etc…
Celebrate your wedding vows by loving, honoring and cherishing the one you love!
Comment below if you purchased the Vertellis Cards for your spouse?! Happy Valentines’ Day!!