Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone from the staff here at Southern Arizona Eldercare! We’re all sending lots of love your way!
Many of us celebrate this holiday with chocolates, candies, cards flowers and other gifts of love but where did it all get started? Some historians believe the history of Valentine’s Day and the story of its patron saint (Saint Valentine) is somewhat of a mystery that began in the Middle Ages.
One famous story is that of Saint Valentine who performed secret marriages in third century Rome when Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage. Another story tells of Saint Valentine helping prisoners escape a Roman prison, sending the first valentine greeting to one of his captor’s daughters and eventually falling in love with her.
Whether the stories of Saint Valentine are true, we can all agree that Valentine’s Day is a great day to let our loved ones know how much we care about them- the simplest gestures are usually the most valued. Simply sending a card, text or email can let someone know how much you love and appreciate them.
Happy Valentine’s Day from our family here at Southern Arizona Eldercare to you and yours!