In two days, on February 14, many people will be exchanging cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.”

It’s the day of romance named for a Christian martyr St. Valentine and dates back to the 5th century.

According to the embellished version of the origins, Saint Valentine, on the evening before his execution, wrote the first “valentine”, addressed to the daughter of his jailer, and signed the greeting “Your Valentine.”

If you’re shy about expressing yourself with words or cards, try these “signs” from Signing Savvy, the online ASL Dictionary.

sign for I Love You

Moi, I’m not shy about romance or telling the ones I love how much I love them on this special day. After all, I do write love stories.