Love Trivia


Violet– birth month flower – representing “faithfulness and devotion.”

Violets were once the most popular flower on Valentine's Day. As the legend of St. Valentine goes, this Christian priest used the ink made from crushed violet blossoms that grew outside his prison cell to write notes of love and friendship. He wrote these words on violet leaves and had the notes delivered to his friends via a dove, the bird of love.

Violets come in white, yellow and pink, as well as the more commonly seen vivid purple-blue.

It is believed that to dream of violets predicts advancement in life.

Amethyst (traditional birthstone) – “ Known as the stone of sincerity and spirituality, the amethyst is the anniversary gemstone for the 4th and 6th year of marriage.

The beautiful gemstone ranges in shades of purple, lilac, and mauve.

The word “amethyst” is derived from the Greek word “amethustos,” meaning “not drunken.” In myth and magic, it was believed that the amethyst was a strong antidote against drunkenness.


Valentine's Day Cards

Approximately one billion Valentine cards are sent each year, according to the Greeting Card Association, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. An estimated 85 percent of Valentines are purchased by women.

What Tree Did You Fall From?

Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 29 - Pine Tree

Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree

Cypress Tree (the Faithfulness)* strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give but doesn't necessarily like it, strives to be content, optimistic, wants to be financially independent, wants love and affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered at times, can be unruly and careless, loves to gain knowledge, needs to be needed.

Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree

Poplar Tree (the Uncertainty)* looks very decorative, talented, not very self-confident, extremely courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, great artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

Feb. 09 to Feb. 18 - CedarTree

Cedar Tree (the Confidence)* of rare strength, knows how to adapt, likes unexpected presents, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker, determined, often impatient, likes to impress others, has many talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

Feb 19 to Feb 29 - Pine Tree

Pine Tree (the Peacemaker)* loves agreeable company, craves peace and harmony, loves to help others, active imagination, likes to write poetry, not fashion conscious, great compassion, friendly to all, falls strongly in love but will leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionally soft, low self-esteem, needs affection and reassurance.

Relationship Humor

Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Connors.

Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford - but you'll take him anyway.

- Judith Viorst