What are the commen symbols of Valentine's Day?

Card and heart - symbols of Valentine's Day
The card with heart - symbols of Valentine's Day

Maybe you're eagerly awaiting's Valentine's Day and you're asking some questions as: The Americans and Valentine's Day, what do people do? Valentine's Day festivals around the world - The history of Valentine's Day - What is the symbol of Valentine's Day? And why is February 14?

Valentine's Day in the world

Not just in the US, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Denmark, Italy or Japan... but today, Valentine's Day is celebrated in many countries in the world.

Valentine's Day has become a festival of romance for young people, couples around the world.

Perhaps, you have to know about the history of Valentine's Day. It is a day of romance and love. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.

In the US, the preparatory activities for Valentine's very exciting. Everyone is eagerly waiting for this important day.

What is the symbol of Valentine's Day?

Note: Common symbols of Valentine's Day are hearts, red roses and Cupid. The most common Valentine's Day symbols are the heart, particularly in reds and pinks, and pictures or models of Cupid. Cupid is usually portrayed as a small winged figure with a bow and arrow. Other symbols of Valentine's Day are couples in loving embraces and the gifts of flowers, chocolate, red roses and lingerie that couples often give each other.

Valentine's Day in United States

Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14. It is a festival of romantic love and many people give cards, letters, flowers or presents to their spouse or partner. They may also arrange a romantic meal in a restaurant or night in a hotel.

What do Americans do in Valentine's Day?

Many people celebrate their love for their partner by sending cards or letters, giving gifts or flowers and arranging meals in restaurants or romantic nights in hotels.

Photos symbols of Valentine's Day
Photos symbols of Valentine's Day
Valentine's cards are often decorated with images of hearts, red roses or Cupid. Common Valentine's Day gifts are flowers chocolates, candy, lingerie and champagne or sparkling wine. However, some people use the occasion to present lavish gifts, such as jewelry. Many restaurants and hotels have special offers at this time. These can include romantic meals or weekend breaks.

Cards and gifts for Valentin's Day

As you may know, 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.