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By the 18th century, the tradition of giving gifts and exchanging hand-made greeting cards on Valentine's Day had become common in England. Valentine cards were made of lace, ribbons, and featured cupids and hearts. Eventually the practice spread to the American colonies.
The tradition of Valentine's cards did not become widespread in the United States until the 1850s when a native of Worcester, Mass., Esther Howland, began mass-producing them. Today, of course, Valentine's Day has become a booming commercial success. According to the Greeting Card Association, 25% of all cards sent each year are valentines.