26 Romantic Valentine Wallpapers for Your Desktop

Today, we are featuring some lovely Valentine wallpapers that you may use to decorate your desktops. But what really is Valentine’s Day? Where and how did it originate?

There are varying versions as to how Valentine’s Day has originated. Some historians are saying that the Valentine’s Day celebration originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries. Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer’s daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it “From Your Valentine”. Other aspects of the story say that Saint Valentine served as a priest at the temple during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Claudius then had Valentine jailed for defying him. In 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honour St. Valentine.

As years went by, February 14 became the date for exchanging love messages and St. Valentine became the patron saint of lovers. The date was marked by sending poems and simple gifts such as flowers. There was often a social gathering or a ball.In the United States, Miss Esther Howland is given credit for sending the first valentine cards. Commercial valentines were introduced in the 1800’s and now the date is very commercialized. The town of Loveland, Colorado, does a large post office business around February 14. The spirit of good continues as valentines are sent out with sentimental verses and children exchange valentine cards at school.

 


FREE VALENTINE WALLPAPERS TO DOWNLOAD

Whether you believe in Valentine’s Day not, here we are listing down 26 beautiful Valentine wallpapers that you can use for your desktops. There are wallpapers about love, funny cartoons as well as wallpapers for those who are loveless and do not believe in Valentine’s Day. I hope you will also like this collection of Valentine wallpapers.

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