Are you in town for Valentine’s on the Crystal Coast this year? How will you be celebrating the big day?
The Crystal Coast is the perfect place to spend this heart-filled holiday! Enjoy a romantic walk on the beach, enjoy a lovely meal at one of the amazing local seafood restaurants or spend the evening cuddled up on the couch watching a movie.
It’s not too late to plan your Valentine’s Getaway now!
Click here to learn about our specials and get ready to spend your Valentine’s Day on the romantic Crystal Coast!
Shopping for Your Valentine While you’re Visiting
If you’re interested in doing a little shopping for your Valentine while you’re visiting with us along the Crystal Coast, you’ll love the Emerald Plantation shopping plaza. It’s located at 8700 Emerald Drive. There are a wide variety of shops there from jewelry to home decor. You’re sure to find something perfect for the one you love.
Did You Know?
In addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century.
By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greetings.
Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons, and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year (more cards are sent at Christmas).