Quick, No Extra Cost Valentine's Ideas, 2014
- Made a saint by the Roman Catholic church
- Defied Roman law to marry couples, either Christian or Roman soldiers
- Could be two people
- patron saint of beekeepers and those who suffer with epilepsy
- His flower covered skull is on display in the Basilica de Santa Maria, Cosmedin, Rome
- According to the Roman Catholic calendar, St Valentine's day can be celebrated several times a year, eg November 3 and July 25 to name two dates.
Valentine's day like most expressive holidays is based on an event that took place by a real individual in history. Or was it the fictitious story of the noted writer Chaucer who is known to put a spin on historical facts to suit his romantic ideals.
He did live in the 400 AD. Born. Died through be heading. Known to be a bishop, in a few accounts.
The story is that he was a priest that refused to stop preforming marriages on the penalty of death. He broke the law of the land to marry young sweethearts, Christian or soldiers in Claudius' army.
Time in history, the events going on.
- Roman rule
- Roman law
It also goes, while in jail, Valentine himself supposedly fell in love and in a final note to his beloved signed, 'from your Valentine'.
Not even the Roman Catholic church knows for sure...
Home made or hand made means that you took the time and effort and crafted something totally unique and original for the love of your life even if you followed someone else's instructions.
- paper cards
- coupons or coupon book
- heart shaped ornaments or decorations
If it is your first time crafting or returning back to a craft idea since elementary school, go ahead and practice.
Use what you have on hand, old books, magazines, news paper cartoons or even something you had sitting around but never really thought creatively about, like stickers or stamps.
Anything can be turned into a hand made keepsake for your Valentine.
Only your imagination limits you!
A time in which keeping one's intimate feelings hidden was approved of, all because of some aging widowed queen!
Secret notes and assignations became a popular occurrence.
To capitalize on this mass produced cards began circulating.
The modern thing to do on Valentine's day is to propose.
Neither original or unique, but it can be more memorable because there's lots to cater to the event than at any other time.
- romantic get a ways
- jewelry sales
- candy / chocolate
And of course this is the time to celebrate outwardly, easily how one feels about their significant other.
A little showy for my taste but who am i to argue with a day of giving or expressing one's intimate feelings.
Even though it is a bit on the showy side.
Cause it was believed to be the place of or center of one's being.
Gift ideas or items
- Stuffed animals
Things to do
- Trip or hotel stay
Number one is proposing.
Homemade or semi home made
- Red Velvet cake
A Red Velvet anything is a popular recipe to serve as a part of Valentine's
candy / chocolate
candy / chocolate
candy / chocolate
Use what you already have.
All it takes is a little creative thinking and you can come up with all kinds of ideas, that don't cost you a thing.
A kiss or several kisses
Doing a chore
quoting a few lines from a poem, their favorite romantic movie or song
make something out of what you have
Use what you already have...
Most of us already have things in our home that can make for a great Valentine's day event or night.
All you need to do is look around.
- Light candles
- Use your favorite cologne or perfume as a fragrance.
- Change the linen on the bed, and scatter scarves over it instead of rose petals
- Play your favorite movie
- Play your favorite songs
- Put on their favorite outfit
Expression of love
- written notes
- handmade cards
- 15 century
- 17th century
- Victorian age
- Bird's mating season
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