Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, a popular celebration of love and relationships loosely based on an apocryphal story about St. Valentine of Rome. Despite most people knowing that it exists, opinions are widely divided on what Valentine’s Day actually celebrates. For roughly 1,000 years after the death of St. Valentine, the day was a holy day of reflection.  The “love and chocolates” angle is fairly new, relatively speaking.

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Valentine’s Day Quotes

“Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and more disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.” – Victor Hugo

“Today’s Valentine’s Day. There’s a whole day devoted solely to love. Does that make any sense? Nah. Love makes us all crazy. But it’s fun too.” – Lisa Greenwald, Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes

“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” – Rumi

“Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.” – Nicholas Sparks

“Love is the only answer to every question. It is the only thing that will serve you in every situation. It is the route and the destination. It is medication, liberation and should be at the heart of and expression of your vocation.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score; Then to that twenty, add a hundred more: A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on, To make that thousand up a million. Treble that million, and when that is done, Let’s kiss afresh, as when we first begun.” – Robert Herrick

“Unless the object of the singer’s affection is a vampire, surely what Hart means is unphotogenic. Only vampires are unphotographable, but affectionate ‘-enic’ rhymes are hard to come by.” – Stephen Sondheim

“There’s a long life ahead of you and it’s going to be beautiful, as long as you keep loving and hugging each other.” – Yoko Ono

“Clouds never get tired of giving rain to us; and you, you must never get tired of giving your love! Valentine’s Day is a day to remember to give more, to love more, it is a day to behave like a heavy rain!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

Valentine’s Day Infographic

The rules of attraction between people are the same as the rules of attraction between the public and a brand. First impressions count! Is your brand sending out the right visual cues to woo your audience? If not, here are Flagship’s Valentine’s Day infographic documents some inspired facts and figureson why you should be.

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