Adjustments of Valentine's Day took place as time changed. Prior to, Valentine's Day cards were customized using colored paper and colored inks. There were pinprick cards, cutout developed letters, rebus valentines, and acrostic valentines to name a few.
2. Dress-up day. Dress-up like pirates and go on a witch hunt, or dress-up like Barbie and have a fashion program.
The earliest known valentine gift still around today was a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his partner while he was locked up in the Tower of London. The welcoming, written in 1415, belongs to the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England. According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion valentine cards are sent out each year, making Valentine's Day the second biggest card-sending vacation of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent out for Christmas.) The first business Valentine's Day greeting cards produced in the U.S. were developed in the 1840s by Esther A. Howland. Howland, referred to as the Mother of the Valentine, made fancy creations with genuine lace, ribbons and colorful images referred to as "scrap".
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