Every single Valentine’s Day since the 1400’s (think Geoffrey Chaucer’s time in England), lovers the world over have taken a mid-winter break to express their romantic love by presenting cherished gifts to their sweethearts. How many millions of flowers, sweets and sentiments have been exchanged over these six hundred years? It boggles the mind just to think about it. But one thing feels certain. Valentine’s Day has the power to cheer us up and warm our hearts, no matter how bleak and cold it might be outside. With its bright shades of red, soft heart shapes and sweet cupid messengers, St. Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I can’t even imagine February without it.