Visiting the Valentine's Day forum I came across two different legends on how Valentines Day came about posted on their front page (i.e. forum description). Here is the first.
There are some storice around about the history of Valentine's Day. The first legend says that Vlentine was a religious man who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudus ll decided that single men were better soldiers than married ones, he announced that young men should not get married. Valentine believed that this decision was not fair, so he continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Vlentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered his soldiers [t]o kill him.
This one sounds better than many that I have heard, although the story never reveals whether or not he was killed. Hopefully he wasn't but if so, then I hope it was an interesting death like Braveheart or something similar.
This next story is a bit sadder although it reminds me of the thousands of love stories that you hear on the radio or see on TV.
According to another legend, Saint Valentine actually sent the first Valentine greeting himself. While he was in prison, Vlentine decided to marry a young girl who had visited him in prison. Before his death, he worte her a letter, which he signed From your Valentine, an expression that is still in use today.
No one really knows the history of Valentines day so either legend could be correct or totally off. But if you do, let me know by scrapping me!