Happy Valentine's Day from Team Dynadot!

Robyn Norgan
Feb 14, 2013

This Valentine's Day, we wanted our customers to know just how much we appreciate them. We searched and searched for the perfect Valentine. Then, suddenly, we saw the candlelight, began to smell the roses, even heard Cupid start to sing, and that's when we knew we'd found the perfect way to express our true feelings: a Nic Cage Valentine.

To prove our love we want you to enjoy $1 off your order not just today, but from Valentine's Day through the 3-day President's weekend. So now it's your turn to show us your love by using code LOVEDYNA before 2/18/13 23:59 PST!*

So now that we've given you a Valentine, let us follow it up with the real story (or the legend anyway) of the man behind this lovey dovey holiday: Saint Valentine. It's shocking I know - Valentine's Day was not started as a conspiracy by the card, candy, and flower companies (though sometimes it seems like it). Instead, it started way back in the 3rd century with the legend of a Saint named Valentine who was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry by the emperor, who deemed single men to be better fighters. While in jail, Valentinus was said to have fallen in love with his jailer's daughter and written the now familiar "from your Valentine" in his farewell letter to her before his execution.

Although Saint Valentine lived in the 3rd century, St. Valentine's Day was not declared to be February 14 until the end of the 5th century and it was not associated with love and romance until the High Middle Ages, a period around the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries. During this time, Saint Valentine became one of the most popular saints in England and France. The earliest known "valentine" that is still in existence today is from the year 1415 and is a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

Today, Valentine's Day is celebrated in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, France, Australia, Denmark, Italy, and Japan. Over 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making it the second most popular card holiday after Christmas (wow maybe the card comapnies did start Valentine's Day). Need some ideas for Valentine's gifts? Check out Amazon's Valentine's Day Gift Guide...or you could buy your sweetheart a domain name!

Check out these premium domain names you and your sweetheart will 'love'...

...and don't forget to take $1 off your order with code LOVEDYNA before it expires at the end of President's Day weekend 2/18/13 23:59 PST!*

*Please note this code can only be used once per account and is only for orders over $5.

The author Robyn Norgan behind bars
This post was written by Robyn Norgan, who already celebrated Valentine's Day by visiting Alcatraz with her sweetheart - sometimes the unromantic can be romantic, or at least fun!

The Nic Cage Valentine is from Mashable's "21 Tumblr Valentines for Your Internet Crush"