Valentine's Day is 14 days away and millions of couples around the world prepare for the most romantic day in the year.
People also recall how it was celebrated generations ago. They may remember incredible and moving love stories of their own or of their ancestors.
We have all heard the love stories of our grandparents, great-grandparents or other ancestors. These may include a love that was separated or difficult due to distance, historical events, family disagreements or other reasons.
Even though times were much harder, somehow those impossible loves won out, the couple married and their love story lasted until contemporary times.
When I was younger, it was quite an opportunity to listen to some cringe-worthy love stories from my parents. The experience was more of a learning opportunity (as in a whistle-stop tour of how not to let a lady know about your affections).
One story remaining firmly in my mind is that of Valentine's Day 1983. My father had rather shrewdly, in his opinion, managed to book a table at the most exclusive restaurant in London - by pretending to be a celebrity. When they arrived at the restaurant, they were informed that the ceiling had partially collapsed and that all bookings had been cancelled.
Undeterred, they traipsed around the West End, looking for a restaurant on February 14. Predictably, everywhere was full - everywhere apart from the Leicester Square burger house! It was certainly a meal fit for a celebrity.
From today through February 10, we invite you to share your favorite Valentine's Day family love story or photo. Tell us in a comment below, or post them on our Facebook page, Google+ page or tweet us @MyHeritage.
The best three stories/photos will receive a coupon for USD$25 to be used with our poster printing service. The amount includes printing and shipping. Winners will be announced on February 14.
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