The history of Valentine's Day is a bit unclear and the origins are not so sweet. As a matter of fact, it's too sordid for us to post, but you can read more about it here.
Literature of the middle ages, including Shakespeare's works, added a romantic element and Hallmark helped it become the commercial holiday of modern times. We aren't expecting sweethearts to exchange reading glasses along with candy, card, flowers and jewelry. We DO, however, want to capitalize on a fun photo opp! Links to the glasses are posted below the pics.