WHO CREATED THE FIRST MASS PRODUCED VALENTINES CARDS?
Esther Allen Howland, born in 1828 in Worcester, Massachusetts,
was responsible for pioneering the American valentine manufac-
turing industry. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College in
1847, she received her first English valentine. Wishing to
create similar valentines, she imported the appropriate paper
lace and floral decorations from England. She started taking
orders for valentines, and discovered the demand was for more
than she could make by herself. Friends were recruited to help
her, and Howland issued her first advertisement in a Worcester
newspaper on February 5, 1850. The assembly line operation that
began in her home eventually led to a thriving business
grossing $100,000 annually. She retired in 1881, selling her
business to the George C. Whitney Company.
JUST FOR LAUGHS : PINOY VALENTINE
Sa mga MARRIED NA - sindi ka ng RED candle for LONG and LASTING LOVE
Sa mga TAKEN but COMPLICATED - sindi ka ng VIOLET candle to SAVE THE RELATIONSHIP
Sa mag BF/GF - sindi ka ng WHITE candle for GOOD LUCK
Sa mga ZERO LOVELIFE - sindi ka ng Katol para hindi ka lamukin!
WHO CREATED THE FIRST WRITTEN VALENTINE?
In the 15th century, singing and spoken valentines were slowly
replaced by written letters in Europe. The first written Val-
entine is credited to Charles, the Duke of Orleans, who wrote
love poems to his wife when he was in prison in 1415. By the
beginning of the 16th century, Valentines were almost always
SAINT PAUL ON LOVING
Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it isn’t arrogant, it isn’t rude, it doesn’t seek its own advantage, it isn’t irritable, it doesn’t keep a record of complaints, it isn’t happy with injustice, but it is happy with the truth. Love puts up with all things, trusts in all things, hopes for all things, endures all things. Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
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