As any foole knows, Saint Valentine is actually three different semi-legendary people all of who were grusomely martyred.
You probably knew that they are the patron saints of beekeepers, but far more disturbingly they are also the patron saints of greeting card manufacturers.
Roses are red and violets are blue,
buy her a card, or she won’t love you
Roses are red, carnations are pink,
here is some perfume to conceal your stink
Love hearts are sickly, Teddys are kitsch,
buy shoddy love tokens and help Hallmark get rich
But although I dislike the Catholic Church and the Hallmark corporation in almost equal measure, I quite like Vallys day myself.