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Lovers and the greeting card industry have much to be thankful for when considering the origins of the tradition of St. Valentine's Day. The first clear references occurred in the late 1300s in Europe, where a tradition relating to February 14 – St. Valentine's Day – was first linked to romantic love.  St. Valentine's Day is the day on which birds returned in the very early (northern hemisphere) Spring to choose their mates. (Spring was thought to occur earlier in the 14th century.) Although history books abound with references to Roman festivals from which St. Valentine's Day may derive, there...

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