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From: Margie (ILovePhotos) Posted by hostDec-17 9:57 PM 
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In the United States and Canada, children exchange valentines with their
friends. In some schools, the children hold a classroom party and put all the
valentines into a box they have decorated. At the end of the day, the teacher
or one child distributes the cards. Many children make their own valentines
from paper doilies, red paper, wallpaper samples, and pictures cut from
magazines. Sometimes they buy kits that include everything needed to
make valentines. Many children send their largest, fanciest
cards to their parents and teachers.

Older students hold Valentine's Day dances and parties. They make candy
baskets, gifts, and place cards trimmed with hearts and fat, winged children
called cupids. Many people send flowers, a box of candy, or some other gift
to their wives, husbands, or sweethearts. Most valentine candies
boxes are heart-shaped and tied with red ribbon.

In Europe, people celebrate Valentine's Day in many ways. British children sing
special Valentine's Day songs and receive gifts of candy, fruit, or money. In
some areas of England, people bake valentine buns with caraway seeds, plums,
or raisins. People in Italy hold a Valentine's Day feast.

In Britain and Italy, some unmarried women get up before
sunrise on Valentine's Day. They stand by

Open Window with Curtains
the window watching for a man to pass. They believe that the first man they
see, or someone who looks like him, will marry them within a year. William
Shakespeare, the English playwright, mentions this belief in Hamlet (1603).
Ophelia, a woman in the play, sings:

Good morrow! 'Tis St. Valentine's Day
All in the morning bedtime,
And I a maid at your window,
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