Valentine’s Day has always been special. Though celebrated with adornment and adoration, the origins of Valentine’s Day—and the story of its patron saint—are a bit of a mystery. February is known as the month of romance, and St. Valentine’s that we celebrate today can be traced back to ancient Rome. But what made Valentine so saintly? There are many legends about the martyrdom of St. Valentine.
Some contend that Valentine was a priest who defied Emperor Claudius II and his order to outlaw marriage for young men. Others believe that it was Saint Valentine of Terni, a bishop, who was the actual namesake of the holiday. Either story ends in beheading, so it doesn’t matter too much.
Some think that Valentine may have been killed helping Christians escape torture in Roman prisons. In one story, an imprisoned Valentine sent the first “valentine” greeting after falling in love with a jailor’s daughter who visited him in prison. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression still used today.
This Valentine’s Day is different from the centuries of celebrations before. At Anago, the legend and origin of St. Valentine are in the eye of the beholder. But we imagine one area that has changed…the cleanliness surrounding you and your loved ones.
This Valentine’s Day, we are proud to continue our tradition of ensuring your business is perfectly clean and disinfected for any office celebrations you may be planning on this special day. Our talented cleaning professionals love being a part of keeping your business open and as safe as possible for all, no matter the type of business you operate.
With the COVID pandemic still fresh on many people’s minds, our franchisees’ clients want to ensure the safety of their staff and patrons. Much like a man or woman courts another for love and affection, so do the owners of the businesses our franchisees clean. They want you to fall back in love with their product or service and take every precaution to present a clean, professional environment. The difference is they work hard to create that perfect first impression daily, not just one night a year, and with the lingering worry of the pandemic.
Here is what is important to know on this meaningful day. The people in your life are special. The love of your life is special. For some, that may be a person. For others, it might be owning and operating their dream business. If the latter, Anago is here to keep that love burning bright by keeping it clean and disinfected.
Many of our Master and Unit Franchise owners love running their Anago business as if it were the love of their lives. They take incredible pride in taking care of your business for days, weeks, months, and years to come – even when faced with the challenges and unpredictability of today. That love is what makes owning and operating an Anago franchise so unique.
Rest assured that even when faced with these interesting times, you can count on Anago to be a partner in the success of keeping your business (AKA love of your life) clean and welcoming to all patrons and staff. Happy Valentine’s Day!