How Valentine's Day Started
Once upon a time there was
a monk called Valentine
who lived in a monastery
with many other monks, each of
whom had some special ability.
One of the brothers was an artist.
Another sang gloriously.
One of the brothers was a doctor;
another a great teacher;
still another a master copier of manuscripts.
There was even a monk with a gift for
managing the monastery.
Only Brother Valentine seemed
without any special talent.
Brother Valentine worried about
this while he worked in the
garden he kept at the monastery.
Sometimes he would take a break
from his chores and gather bunches
of flowers and toss them
over the wall to the children from
the nearby villages as they passed
the monastery on their way to school.
Almost all of the brides in the village wore
Brother Valentine's flowers
when they were married.
His flowers also decorated the
graves in the village cemetary.
Brother Valentine made it a point
to find out the birthday of every
boy and girl in the village.
On their birthdays, he would hang
a little gift he had made himself
on the door of their homes,
always leaving before anyone saw him.
All the villagers grew to love Brother
Valentine. When he died, having never
dreamed that he,indeed, had a very
special talent, Brother Valentine was
Hundreds of people from
the countryside around the
monastery came to his funeral.
After his death, the people whose
lives he had touched with his love,
wanted to remember him in some special way.
They decided to do this by
giving gifts to the people they
loved on Brother Valentine's birthday.
Now we will give some links to other good pages of Valentines, backgrounds and gifs.
Annie's World of Valentine Gifs
Lori's Valentine Gifs & Links Page
All You Nead Is Love
Lucille's Valentine Links
From The Heart Of Aurora
Fancy May Valentine Links
Kid Domain Valentine Graphics
Marneys Place Love:
B & J Valentine Gifs
Cyber Kittin Valentine Gifs
Anne's Valentine Gifs & Background's
Cindy's Valentine Gifs
Granny J's Valentine Gifs
TigerWild's Holiday Valentine
Tee's Valentine Clipart
Pat's Web Valentine Graphic's
Got my Graphics Here!
Born on: 1/26/2001
Last Update: 07/25/04