There are many synonyms for love: endearment, devotion, ardor, and enchantment, among others.
On Valentine’s Day, love is often expressed by a card. But a card doesn’t have to come from the store. In the early history of Valentine’s Day, cards were made by individuals.
- Rebus Valentines are written ink and have a verse with small pictures replacing some of the words. A picture or drawing of an eye, for example, could be used for the word “I” and a heart can be used for the word “love.”
- The acrostic Valentine used the name of the beloved. The first letter in each line, in large type, eventually spelled out the name of the recipient. For the name Mary, for example, one could write:
May each day bring my
Adoring thoughts closer to you.
Remember, you are the one I love,
You are the one for me, forever.
When you send a card that you make, you are sending a unique gift, a part of yourself.
Want to make Valentine’s Day very personal by writing a love letter?
If you need some ideas for it, check the Web site: celebrating-valentinesday.com