This history of this day of love and romance can be traced back to the 1500s and by the 1700s printed cards for sale appeared.
The first cards in the USA went on sale in the 1800s.
Valentine’s Day, also known as St Valentine’s Day, is known as the day when lovers expressed their affection with greetings and gifts.
Its origins come from a Roman festival which was held in mid-February. By the mid fifth century Pope Gelasius come up with the name St Valentine’s Day.
We’ve put together a list of options to help you celebrate this day of love.
Brothers Leagues Club morning melodies
Morning melodies for Valentine’s Day featuring solo performer Dennis Dean playing 70s and 80s. Meals also available.
WHEN: From 11am
WHERE: Brothers Leagues Club, 2 Wildey Street, Raceview
COST: free entry: information for members and guests
Valentine's Day at the Jets
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner at Ipswich Jets – 11.30am to 2pm and 5.30pm to 9pm
WHERE: 15 Downs Street (cnr Lowry Street), North Ipswich
COST: as per menu
Valentine's Day Buffet Dinner
Enjoy a buffet dinner.
WHEN:Thursday, February 14, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
WHERE: Raceview Hotel, 99 Raceview Street, Raceview
COST: Adults $28.95; Seniors $23.15; Children 3-10 $9.95; Children 11-15 $14.95
Dine your date at the Orion Hotel’s The Spotted Gum restaurant this Valentine’s Day.
Enjoy a 3 course set menu with a shared entree, two mains, and a shared dessert, accompanied with a glass of bubbly per person.
WHEN: Thursday, February 14
WHERE: Orion Hotel, Main Street, Springfield Central
COST: Two courses $49 per person; three courses $55 per person
Bookings essential 34705549.
Valentine's Day dinner
Package includes glass of bubbles, crusty bread roll, petite fillet steak with bearnaise sauce or pan fried fillet of fish with lemon butter sauce and eton mess for dessert.
Give them a call on 3812 3366 to make your booking.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 14, dinner 5.30pm to 8pm
WHERE: CSI 5A Lowry Street, Ipswich
COST: $29.90 per person
Valentine's Day at Brookwater
Treat the one you love with a five-course degustation menu.
WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 6.30pm
WHERE: Brookwater Golf & Country Club, 1 Tournament Drive, Brookwater
COST: $75 per person, $100 with paired wines
Valentine's Day at Goodna Services Club
Enjoy a range of special menu items at Goodna Services Club. The club is open for lunch and dinner. To avoid disappointment, phone the club on 3288 3916 to book your table.
WHEN: From 10am
WHERE: 32 Woogaroo Street, Goodna
COST: Depends what you eat