What are the biggies? Balloons, candy, flowers. Oh, and engagement rings. Yikes. How many of you are expecting an engagement ring this year?
Guys like to surprise their sweeties on this day. Some guys pull it off with flair, others not so much.
But, before you go all ga-ga over expecting a proposal, maybe you might want to consider this article about whether or not an engagement could hurt your relationship.
But, let's not forget what Valentine's Day is, and that's about celebrating love.
A Wikipedia search on Valentine's Day is pretty amazing if you'd like to read the history, legends, and traditions of St. Valentine's Day.
The History Channel description of St. Valentine's Day is not as detailed but interesting to learn about as well. Here's an interesting fact from the History Channel site.
While some believe that Valentine's Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine's death or burial--which probably occurred around A.D. 270--others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine's feast day in the middle of February in an effort to "Christianize" the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.
If you are looking for some Valentine's Day quotes you can find 101 of the best at Brainz.
For example, here are the first five: