Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine's Day Greetings...

I had sent 56 Valentine's Day cards to my selected female clients today... Following is the message that comes with the card...

Its St. Valentine’s Day soon, I like to take this chance to share with you the meaning of this day, where candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate on the 14th of February?

Legend has it that a certain third-century priest named Valentine persisted in performing marriage ceremonies despite a ban by the Roman emperor Claudius II (Claudius was persuaded that single men made better soldiers for his army). Thrown into jail, Valentine formed a relationship with his jailor's daughter (some say he cured her blindness) and he signed his last message to her "From your Valentine," a phrase which still gets a lot of mileage.

St. Valentine was executed on February 14, in the year AD270, and his remains (probably his, but there were two other Christian martyrs called Valentine) are now on display in the Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin.

In Great Britain, Valentine's Day began to be popularly celebrated around the seventeenth century. By the middle of the eighteenth century, it was common for friends and lovers in all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes.

By the end of the century, 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.

Today, Valentine’s Day is not only a day where couples express their affection, it is also a day for us to celebrate with friends, siblings, parents, grandparents, teachers or anyone who made a difference to our lives with their affection and support.

I like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for your trust and support over the years. I understand that I need to help you with a financial review but due to time constraint and comprehensiveness of each of my report; I’m only able to help those who see the needs and contacted me. I sincerely hope you can let me know when you are ready for a proper analysis.

Wish all of you a very Happy St. Valentine’s Day…


Peter said...

Wah that is very sensitive of you. Something that i will take note and learn from you =)

Ms Munro said...

Hey Adrian, got yr card sometime back but haven't gotten around to thank you. Appreciate the thought. :) Hope you had a great Vday.