February 14th is when lovers exchange cards, gifts, chocolates or flowers with their special ‘valentine’. The popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in 300 AD. The Emperor had banned marriage as he considered married men to be bad soldiers. Valentine thought this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged weddings in secret. When the Emperor found out, Valentine was thrown into jail where he fell in love with the jailer's daughter. When he was taken to be killed on 14 February he sent her a love letter signed ‘from your Valentine’. Enjoy browsing our Valentine gift ideas and cards.