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Valentine’s Day – How it started

 

St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, includes remnants of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. Have you ever wondered about who Saint Valentine was, or how he started this romantic ritual? One legend tells us that Valentine was a priest who lived in Rome during the third century. Roman Emperor Claudius II had just outlawed marriage, because he believed that single men made better soldiers than those with families. Saint Valentine continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Claudius found out about this, he had Valentine killed. Continue reading

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Candy Jars Under $6.00

So, you have decided to forgo the professional party planner and you are going to create a candy buffet all by your lonesome. Great, you and I are of like minds. But, the price of candy jars can be upwards of $30.00. This is quite reasonable if you are using them on multiple occasions, but, if this is a onetime project you may not want to pay that much per jar. Continue reading