Valentine’s Day

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Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and all over Britain people will be buying cards and flowers for their girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife. Sending cards is an important part of British culture and around 900 million greetings cards are bought in Britain every year. 85% of these are bought by women.

The tradition of Valentine’s Day has changed a lot during recent years. In the past it was a very simple day when you might send a romantic card to someone you liked. The card was usually anonymous, so the receiver of the card would have to try and guess who the sender was.

Nowadays the day has become much more commercial. The shops are full of chocolates, gifts and flowers and anyone with a partner is expected to produce a card or a gift. Many restaurants and pubs also offer special Valentine meals which include champagne and a red rose.

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anonymous                not signed, without a name

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