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Valentine's Day -- History

Valentine's Day and Chocolate

While the exact origins of Valentine's Day are often disputed, the link between chocolate and the modern incarnation of this particular holiday are undeniable. Recent data released in a report by the business information group Datamonitor revealed that the global consumption of chocolate totaled approximately $42.2 billion worth of chocolate-based consumable goods. It will not come as a surprise...
DPLA: Valentine's Day Cards

How have the designs of Valentine's Day greeting cards changed? Do these cards represent social and cultural changes throughout American history? In honor of Valentine's Day, the Digital Public LIbrary offers this collection to help shine light on these questions and more. Here readers will find over 7,000 digitized images of Valentine's Day cards along with photographs, art, and a number of other...