200-year-old Valentine's Day card rediscovered

200-year-old Valentine's Day card rediscovered

- People from around the world are celebrating Valentine's Day

- As the celebration is ongoing, a 200-year-old Valentine Day's card has been rediscovered

- The card was bought 20 years ago by a fan of old school Valentine’s Day cards, Gavin Littaur

As people from around the world celebrate Valentine's Day, a 200-year-old Valentine Day's card has been rediscovered.

The card was bought by Gavin Littaur, a fan of old school Valentine’s Day cards, Fox News reports.

Legit.ng gathers that Littaur bought the card two decades ago and it has been sitting in an album ever since.

The Valentine's card dating back to 1818 is one of the oldest known in existence.

Littaur said: “I’m a bit of a romantic and just talking about this Valentine rekindles my love for it. It’s beautiful -- exceptionally so, in fact.”

He, however, cannot remember how much he purchased the card, but said it was expensive at the time.

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Littaur said: "George III would have been on the throne when this embossed letter was made by Dobbs of London more than 200 years ago. It’s one of the earliest postally-used Valentines in existence.”

The card reads: “From him who upon the return of another Valentine’s Day, looks forward with pleasure to the time when his hopes may be realized; & at the altar of Hymen [Greek god of love] he shall receive the hand accompanied with the heart of her for whom he feels -- not a wild and romantic love, which abates after a short acquaintance -- but an affection which time increases rather than diminishes.”

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In other news, as Valentine's Day is being celebrated globally, many Nigerians are taking to social media to celebrate their loved ones with beautiful messages and words of affirmation.

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Joining on that train is Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Ruth Kadiri. The mother of one who has managed to keep her marital life private by continuously hiding the identity of her husband, recently took to social media to celebrate him.

In a picture she shared on her Instagram page, her husband turned his back to the camera while carrying Kadiri.

The actress wrote: "Thanks for the love you give, happy vals day hubby"

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that popular controversial Nigerian cross-dresser Idris Okuneye, known as Bobrisky, took to social media to give a piece of advice to housewives for Valentine's Day celebration.

Bobrisky, who is a known socialite and a cross-dresser, advised housewives to please stay at home on Friday, February 14.

He said they should sleep and tie wrapper while their husbands are being taken care of.

The cross-dresser noted that 'side chics' will handle the men on the day of love and after the day's celebration the husbands can go back home to their wives.

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Bobrisky, who shared the advice in a post on his Instagram page, added a video to address the 'side chics' that will be handling other women's husbands.

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