An Encyclopedia of Valentine's Day Traditions, Tales, and Trivia from A to Z

An Encyclopedia of Valentine's Day Traditions, Tales, and Trivia from A to Z

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Who is Jack Valentine? What are the most popular valentine gifts? When was the first heart-shaped box of valentine candy created? Where can you get a special romantic postmark for a valentine? Why do people sign valentines with Xs and Os? How do properly sample chocolate? Valentine's Day is rich in history, traditions and folklore. Illustrated with over seventy-five vintage valentines from the author's collection, this book explores the people, customs, symbols and trivia related to the day, and it traces the history of the icons that have emerged in its modern celebration. Valentine's Day comes just when winter seems its grayest. It is precisely what the spirit needs. It is hot chocolate for the soul. It is a bright splash of color on a stark white canvas. The day reminds us to reaffirm our love, or perhaps to give voice to that which has remained unsaid. Yet, Valentine's Day, just like this book, is not just for lovers. It is for everyone who loves a holiday.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 10.41mm | 521.63g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1508437068
  • 9781508437062