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Sealed with an XOXO

This is a fun Valentine's Day Post. Sometimes you never stop to think how customs start. When I was in High School, my Best Friend had a custom called Powderpuff Football at her large High School. I decided to try it at my small school, Severn.  Imagine my shock and surprise to find out three decades later that they still do this every Fall!

Sealed with an XOXO

People often use the symbol “X” to represent a kiss at the end of a love note or card.  Have you wondered how this letter came to be associated with the meaning of a kiss.

It is believed that the custom dates back to when the majority of the public was illiterate.  The X or a “cross” was used as one would use their signature today to mark a person’s word to abide by a contract or agreement from a Christian perspective.  The X was often then kissed as a further symbol of honesty.

Eventually, the X itself came to represent a kiss and no longer just a signature.  That explains the “X”, but what about the “O”?   

The letter ‘O’ represents two people holding each other’s arms and thus forming a circle in the middle. It is a North American belief. It is also believed that the early Jews wanted to distinct themselves from Christians and started using ‘O’ as their symbol. It is also believed that using ‘O’ for signatures was accepted in the early days.

Today, many people around the world use the letters ‘X’ and ‘O’ to symbolise kisses and hugs (especially for Valentine's Day) . I usually add XOXO to cards I send to my husband, family and friends....Do you?

 

 A valentine for my AR community

 

 

Sealed with an XOXO

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Comment balloon 1 commentCheryl Ritchie • February 13 2013 08:42PM

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Hi Cheryl, thanks for the reblog...and hope you have a fantastic Valentine's Day!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) almost 6 years ago

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