With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many are waiting anxiously to receive that rose from their special someone or to be hit by one
of Cupid’s arrows. This tradition of sending special gifts to your significant other didn’t just originate recently, this tradition has been a keen tradition for all lovers… even within the past 200 years.
During the middle of the 18th century, Valentine’s day had begun to take off in England, with lovers sending sweets and cards adorned with flowers, ribbons, and images of cupids and birds. Valentine’s Day is the day to express your love even further. Valentine’s Day is the day to show your love.
Flowers were used as a method in sending non-verbal messages. Each flower had a specific meaning attached to it, making it possible to have an entire conversation using flowers. Flowers indicate passion and romance, further displaying that affectionate love.
One other such tradition, giving anonymous cards, hint at the suspense and excitement that one may have when receiving the rose and is why Chapin Class of 2018 is having a fundraiser that can send a rose to any person you desire, at $2, in
This fundraiser not only benefits the Class of 2018 but also reigns back to the 18th century where one can continue this ancient tradition.
Also the Chapin Choir is supporting the ideal of Valentine’s Day and are singing Valentine’s grams to anyone of your choice. Of the songs listed for the choir to sing, All of Me by John Legend reigns at the top of the list.
Why not continue this idea of Valentine’s Day that dates back to the 18th century and send a little gift to your sweetheart.