Read the local Valentine’s messages, a few of our favorite love quotes, and some Valentine’s facts. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.” –Henry Drummond

“There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”
–George Sand


“One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.”

. “Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.”
–Oliver Wendell Holmes


*Did you Know? February 14th was formerly thought to be the first day of bird’s mating for the season. This sparked the custom of sending valentines to each other.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
–Helen Keller


*Did you know? While 75% of chocolate purchases are made by women all year long, during the days and minutes before Valentine’s Day, 75% of the chocolate purchases are made by men. Over $1 billion of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day.

Roses come in a wide range of colors. Each different color has a different meaning.It sends a silent, yet extremely important message from the sender to receiver.
Red- Love, beauty, courage and respect
White- Purity and innocence, silence or secrecy, also reverence and humility
Pink- Appreciation,”Thank you”, grace, perfect happiness, and admiration
Dark Pink- Appreciation, gratitude
Light Pink- admiration, sympathy
Yellow- Joy, gladness, friendship, delight, the promise of a new beginning
Orange- Desire, and enthusiasm
Red and White- Given together, these signify unity.
Red Rosebud- A symbol of purity and loveliness
White Rosebud- Symbolic of girlhood
Thornless Rose- Signifies “Love at first sight”

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”–Judy Garland