14 лютого 2014 р.

Book Choice - Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day was brought to the United States in the nineteenth century by British settlers. By 1847, Esther Howland had made the first mass-produced commercial Valentine card in the United States.

By the twentieth century, the giving of chocolates and other gifts became popular in the United States. As the century progressed, roses and other tokens of affection became popular, and in the 1980s jewelry companies began promoting Valentine's Day as an occasion for giving and receiving fine jewelry and engagement rings. Some people choose not to celebrate the holiday because of the large amount of commercialism that surrounds the day. Others celebrate "Singles Awareness Day" on February 14th to celebrate not having a significant other.