St. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Each year on 14th February, many people around the globe exchange cards, flowers and other gifts with their special “valentine” in the name of St. Valentine. There are different stories about who was St. Valentine and how this day came into being. History suggests at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend suggests that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he made marriage illegal for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice with young men defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he should be put to death.
According to another legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “Valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl (possibly his jailer’s daughter) who visited him during his imprisonment. Before his death, it is said that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is ambiguous, but all the stories portray his character as a sympathetic, heroic and most importantly a romantic figure. Because of him Valentine’s Day is largely celebrated in the United States. In addition to the United States it is also celebrated, to some extent, in the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Australia and France.
This day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers to exchange handwritten notes to express their fondness to each other. It was an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct confession of one’s feelings was discouraged. I bet that most of the people have those letters/notes saved even now. They are saved in a box under the bed, hidden in the very corners of their closets or in the manila envelopes which are worn and ragged out at the edges. Whatever the container you will find the same thing inside – a collection of old handwritten letters – this is what that remains of their lives when they were young, beautiful and in love.
We live in a world where technology has taken over human landscape. I’ve heard a lot of people complain about how technology has taken the personal connection out of things. We barely talk to our parents and relatives. We have more friends ‘online’ than in reality. Those who would like our Facebook posts once in a while and that’s it. We don’t even know who our neighbors are. It’s easy for us to type out things then to say them out loud. Everything now is about convenience and speed.
We have forgotten that the real relationships take time and effort. Who among us doesn’t appreciate the personal gesture, the idea that someone made a real effort on our behalf, rather than just spending a couple bucks for a card, some flowers or a box of chocolate? Any gesture of affection is lovely, but to really remain in your loved one’s mind and heart for more than 10 minutes is something amazing.
So, this Valentine’s day do something special for your loved ones. Revive the old times. Send them handwritten notes/letters accompanied with maybe some flowers and a box of home baked chocolate cupcakes. This will definitely make them special.
How to handwrite your Letter with our special offer:
Some of us really want to handwrite letters but we think that we can’t manage on our own, the note wouldn’t come out clean, there would be spelling and grammar errors etc. This is where Handwritten Solutions help you. Although you are willing and capable to do it on your own but you want to make it perfect. You can type the content of the letter in any editor which will take care of your grammar and spelling mistakes, then copy from the editor and paste it here in the content field. Here are few other things you need to know to avail this special offer:
When you click on the link. This page will appear:
In the passphrase field you need to type “Valentines2016” without quotes (like in the screenshot above) to get access and be able to get your letter handwritten.
You can change the color and style plus you can do additional settings as well like change paper width and height, background color, spacing between fonts, font size etc. under additional settings to suit your needs.
Once you have the content written in the content text area, you need to use “Download PNG” button to get the image of your handwritten letter. It would be something like the image shown below.
After that you just need to take out the print of the image and send it to your Valentine. Although we usually do this for our customers only, but we have especially made this feature free for those people who are not our registered customers, to spread love and happiness this Valentine’s Day. It’s free to use by everyone. Please feel free to use it and let us know about your Valentine’s Day in the comments.
Odds are, that letter will be one of the receiver’s most cherished possessions for years to come.
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Handwritten Solutions wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day!