Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day Activity and more 💗 Celebrate Traditions 💗

Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, with their special “valentine.” 
What is Valentine? It is a day to celebrate love and friendship.
Why is called Valentine? It comes from a Christian martyr from the 5th century and Roman Traditions.
Who is St. Valentine? The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine, all of whom were martyred.
About the Legend? Valentine was a Bishop in the third century in Rome. Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape from Roman prisons during Emperor Claudius. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Celebrate LOVE Month 💗

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Valentine’s Day Activities for kids
My favorite Valentine’s Activityies my children made at Elementary School:

1. Coloring Page - download here:
 http://www.catholicplayground.com/st-valentine-coloring-page-february-14th/
2. Personalized Valentine’s Placemat. I 💗 it!

PLACEMAT INSTRUCTIONS
💗 Trace hearts with color pencil on a heavy paper stock
💗 Color the inside with different color crayons.
💗 If possible, laminated the paper & Round corners for safety 

San Valentin
Cada año el 14 de febrero, muchas personas intercambian tarjetas, con su especial "San Valentín", pero  ¿Qué es San Valentín? Es un día para celebrar amor y amistad.
¿Acerca de la leyenda? San Valentín fue un obispo en el tercer siglo en Roma. San Valentín fue asesinado por intentar ayudar a los cristianos a huir de las prisiones durante el Tiempo Romano del emperador Claudius.
Antes de su muerte, se dice que escribió que una carta firmada "De tu Valentín," una expresión que hoy en día es usada.