Just like most things diluted and commercialized meanings of holidays seem lost these days. Take Valentine's day for example. Where the heck did this holiday come from? My favorite mysterious origin is the one about Valentine the priest who served during Rome. It was said Emperor Claudius felt single men made better soldiers so he outlawed marriage. Valentine thought this was a bunch of bs and continued to marry young lovers in secret. How romantic!!!! Anyway once discovered he was jailed and put to death but was visited often by the jailers daughter:) It is said that before he died he sent her a letter professing his love and signed it," FROM YOUR VALENTINE." Gush!