Had St. Valentine been alive today and had he registered the copy right of Valentine's day he would have earned Billions of Dollars through selling his copy rights to card manufacturers, e- cards senders and hoteliers who hold Valentine days in their eating lounges which other wise run empty.
The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately 190 million valentines are sent each year in the US. Half of those valentines are given to family members other than husband or wife, usually to children. When you include the valentine-exchange cards made in school activities the figure goes up to 1 billion.
Valentine day is a big business, and a huge industry of developing the art of fooling females through display of artificial love. This day, millions of husbands would be sending love cards to their wives declaring their unending love, but then quietly take out their hidden girlfriends or mistresses to their favorite restaurants. Many rich young men would be courting different girls, during breakfast, lunch and dinner and vowing a monopolized love to each of them. According to many researchers the most common statement delivered to females on the Valentine day is : I am only yours
When hidden adultery and fornication is announced proudly and celebrated widely the moral environment gets so much polluted that every day seems to be a Valentine day, even in the metropolitan cities of India and Pakistan, where young people get cholera of western culture and they behave more valentinous than St Valentine himself.
When a fossilized festival associated with the martyrdom of saints, gets evolved into a festival of adultery and fornication in a few centuries then it becomes an amusing subject for thorough research. Valentine day is the strongest proof for those who allege that even religious festivals can also be corrupted.
About the writer : Nisaar Yusuf is an avid observer, writer and a commentator on things concerned to humaity. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org