The Story of Valentine’s Day

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is less than a month away? Fresh off of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, it seems odd to already be gearing up for another holiday, but alas, 2013 is moving right along!

A few nights ago, I bought this cute book to provide Shaan with a Biblical basis for the holiday:

It’s great for toddlers and preschoolers. The book provides a little introduction into the history of Valentine:

“Long ago, in the city of Rome, there lived a man named Valentine….One day, the king of Rome made a law. He said, “All young men will be in my army. They cannot ever get married.” The young men and women were very sad. Valentine tried to help the young men and women….”

The book describes how a little girl sent Valentine some food while he was in jail, and how Valentine sent the girl a letter and signed it, “From your Valentine.” Then, the book likens this to what people do today to remember “Valentine” and celebrate the special day. I particularly love the way the book ends:

“On Valentine’s Day we show our love for our friends and family with gifts and cards. And, like Valentine and the children of Rome, we remember that all God’s children should love one another.”

The book is a great aid to help incorporate God into this often over-commercialized holiday. I highly recommend it. If you are also looking for some “gifts” for your little valentines to help them incorporate God into the holiday while they are also receiving their candy and cards, why not try out our Scripture and Prayer cards, which can be found at the “Shepherd My Child” Etsy store:

Thanks for looking!

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