When it comes to the poll, it does not have to be an all or nothing type of answer. It can be a day to appreciate the love that you do have in your life and may be taking for granted right now or not appreciating the gifts that you do have. Instead of focusing on what you do not have, focus on what you do have and love what you have! Be your own Cupid!
Valentines were very popular through the Civil War, and became increasingly elaborate through the later 19th century.