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[Child Dreams of Saint Valentine and His Flowers]
The Death
Saint Valentine was beheaded by Emporer Claudius for marrying people during wartime and interfering with war recruitment.
The Garden
Saint Valentine gave children flowers from his garden. When he was put in prison the children missed him and threw him bouquets of flowers through the prison bars.
Healing the Blind
Saint Valentine fell in love with the jailer’s daughter while imprisoned. He cured her of blindness and wrote passionate love letters to her. His last one before death was signed  From Your Valentine.
The Pink Almond Tree
A pink almond tree at Saint Valentine’s grave burst into bloom at his death as a symbol of everlasting love. (1,2, 3)

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