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Valentine's Card

Valentine's Day history: When Feb. 14 meant tender effusions (but no spooning!)

By Bill Loomis / The Detroit News Saint Valentine’s Day dates back to the fifth century, but the practice of exchanging Valentine’s Day cards began in the 19th century, and quickly caught on. As a writer in Graham’s American Monthly — a popular national magazine of the 19th century — observed in 1849, “Saint Valentine’s … Continue Reading →