The First Valentine {Plus Other Tips, Stories and Thoughts for Celebrating the Day}



Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It seems like every store you go into is covered in red, pink and hearts.

Over the years I never gave much thought to why we celebrated the day. I knew that God loved us and gave himself up for us but outside of playing Agape (Bingo) that was about it. Then one day I heard a beautiful story about the real Saint Valentine that made me have a whole new appreciation for the day.


There are many different variations of the tale so today I want to share with you my favorite version at Modern Alternative Mama.

Valentine Books

The Story of Valentine’s Day
One Heart (A Valentine Coloring Book)
Hug Time
Saint Valentine
My Valentine for Jesus

Previous Posts

Five Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day without the Junk
6 Ways to Love Your Husband this Valentine’s Day
Four Fun and Frugal Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Sweet Treats

17 Healthy-er Valentine’s Day Treats
Coconut Milk Hot Cocoa
Valentine Pancakes
Chocolate Peanutbutter Bonbons

How do you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. What a beautiful post! I am planning to share this via social media this week! Blessings, sweet friend!

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