Saint Valentine's Day (commonly simply Valentine's Day) is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The holiday is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The holiday first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, hen the tradition of courtly love flourished.
ModernValentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have largely given way to mass produced greeting cards, and Valentine's Day has become the second-largest greeting card-sending holiday in the United States, behind only Christmas.
Interesting, right? And I mean, what an awesome day! When you get to celebrate everyone and everything you love! With all of this hate and sadness in the world, how fabulous is it that we get to say, "you know what, despite it all, I love you"? It should be something that happens everyday, but somehow it seems limited to February 14th.
So to celebrate this day of giving what we love to those people who mean most to us, whether they be a boyfriend, hubby, child, cousin, best friend, frien-enemy or some random person you meet on the street, my friend Venessa from Simon and Schuster and I are hosting a contest!!! In place of a box of chocolates or a card, we've decided to give what we love the most (books, that is. What else?!) to you!
The books that you can win are...
STUPID CUPID by Rhonda Stapleton
WHAT WOULD EMMA DO by Eileen Cook
PERFECT YOU by Elizabeth Scott
KISSED BY AN ANGEL by Elizabeth Chandler
PERFECT SHOT by Debbie Rigaud
All of these books are ones that I either LOVED or heard great things about!!!
How to enter:
Simply comment on this post with your email address and one person, thing, book, activity, animal, ect. that you love by February 21st (one week after Valentine's Day). The first winner will be able to choose out of the five, then the second winner out of the four that are left, ect. until they are gone!!! This contest is open to those living in the United States only!
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Happy Valentine's Day,