Who Created Valentines Day?

There are numerous legends when it comes to Valentine’s Day. One is that in Rome, in the third century, there lived a Christian priest named Valentine. The exact accounts of what crime he committed are sketchy, but they all end pretty much the same – he was beheaded. While he was sitting in jail, however, he supposedly fell in love with the jailor’s daughter and sent her a letter, signed ‘From your Valentine’ before his execution. Some people believe that we celebrate Valentine’s Day in commemoration of his death.Some people also believe that greeting card companies created the much revered and/or detested holiday. We know that it became incredibly popular for people to send cards and notes, and other tokens of affection around the middle of the 18th century, and the first mass-produced valentines were sold in the 1840s.