Photos by Alexa Wolff
There are many competing theories about the origin of Saint Valentine’s Day and how it became associated with the celebration of love. The first known reference dates back to 1400. So, for nearly 700 years, lovers have recognized Feb. 14 as a day to exchange tokens of their affection.
There is no need to lament your gift-giving choice. As we make plans to do something special for our valentines this year, we need look no further than downtown Middleburg. Our local retailers offer much more than just cards and you will find no shortage of unique ideas to help you conform to this centuries-old tradition.
To provide a little inspiration, we sent staff member Alexa Wolff out to explore local options and offer a few recommendations to guide you on your Valentine’s Day shopping mission. ML