St. Valentine, we’re coming for you.

In less than a week one of the most popular and dreaded holidays will be upon us. That’s right; Valentine’s Day. If you are ten or younger, this holiday is great. It’s rather ridiculous for adults (in our opinion). Why have one day a year to express your love? How about bringing your better half flowers just because you feel like it? Maybe we sound slightly jaded here BUT we don’t want gifts based on obligation. No thank you.

Anyways…. We did a little research to dig up the “real” meaning of this holiday. Apparently there are a few different tales of who St. Valentine is; mysterious little fella. One legend states that he was a priest who served in third century Rome. Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than men with wives. He outlawed marriage for young men. St. Valentine didn’t agree with this AT ALL. He went behind the emperors back and continued to marry young lovers in secret. Once this information surfaced the emperor ordered the saint be put to death.

To make a long story short, Betties. What we learned this week had no lasting impression on our anti-valentine’s day opinions. However, now we know who to thank for this god-awful holiday. The moment Steven Hawking confirms that time travel is in fact, real. We will be heading back to third century Rome and personally slapping St. Valentine across the face. We’re not kidding.

XO,

The Ultimate Betties

 

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