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17 Ways To Say Happy Valentines Day
Gift Ideas for your Valentine
Valentines Day 2017 - a truly special day for loved ones everywhere.
But it can be difficult to find something that portrays your feelings and it can often lead you to being at a loss as to what buy that special person in your life?
My Hubpage, Help Its Valentines Day will hopefully show you a selection of gifts for Valentines Day that should help provide you with a few ideas of what to give to the loved one who shares your life.
I hope that you enjoy your visit.
Traditionally, the 14th February has been a special day to exchange gifts between loved ones.
Named after St. Valentine (did you know that there are actually numerous early Christian martyrs named Valentine), no one can be certain which of these saints started the tradition, but it is commonly believed that it was St Valentine, a roman in 269 AD who gave up his life for refusing to give up his faith in Christianity.
Today, Valentines Day is celebrated among us who are already enjoying life-long partnerships and those who are just embarking on new relationships alike. And long may it remain so.
Different ways to say it with Flowers - A Valentines Day Favourite and always cherished.
Red Roses - Love and Passion
Yellow Roses - Friendship
White Roses - True Love and purity of mind
Pink Roses - Friendship, Sweetheart
Black Roses - Farewell
Valentines Day Cards
One of the most common Valentine days traditions is to exchange love notes - called "Valentines". These started as hand-written notes,but have now been replaced by greeting cards.
Valentines messages can be traced as far back as the 15th century in Europe. But are more commonly attributed to their revival and popularisation during the early 1800's in Britain. In America the Valentine Card became popular around the time of the Civil War (1861 - 1865).
In Britain, it is believed that the introduction of the postal service with the "penny post" helped increase the sending of Valentines Day Cards. This made it an inexpensive and fast activity. Prior to this, most Valentines would have been hand delivered.
Every year, some 1 billion Valentine cards are exchanged in the United States.
Antique Valentines Day Card
Yes its true that some modern day Valentines Day cards express fondness and affection in the old Valentines Day style.
However, I somehow believe that Antique Valentines Day cards have an innocence and charm that is extremely appealing.
In early 1800's Britain, fancy Valentines were made with lace and ribbons. However, the end of the 1800's, Valentine Cards were being mass produced.
Early Victorian Valentines came in several different styles including:
Acrostic - valentines where the first lines of the verse spelled-out the loved one's name.
Pin-prick - valentines made by pricking tiny holes in paper with a pin, creating the appearance of lace.
Theorem - valentines were designs were painted through a stencil .
Today, such cards are increasingly collected and steadily rising in value.
In the United States, credit goes to Miss Esther Howland for sending the first valentine cards, with commercial valentine cards being introduced in the 1800's.
Did you know that Sweden only began celebrating Valentines Day recently with young couples starting to take up the practice?
Did you know the red rose was the favourite flower of Venus - the Roman goddess of love?
Jewelry - For Her
The gift of jewelry always has meaning on Valentines Day.
For the dog lover in your life.
Did you know that approximately 3% of pet owners give Valentines gifts to their pets?
A reference to St Valentine Day from Shakespeare (Hamlet 1600-1601).
Tomorrow is Saint Valentines day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.
Then up he rose, and donn'd his clothes,
And dupp'd the chamber-door;
Let in the maid, that out a maid
Never departed more.
- William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
Poems For a Soulmate
Poems for a Soulmate, confirms the universality of love, and
brings it home to anyone who has ever loved: “because of you I dance in my silence.”
Those who reflect on his word pictures and photos will expect -- even demand -- to hear more from this gifted artist.”
Rich Bard, Deputy World Editor, The Miami Herald
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Did you know that Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine's Day around 498 A.D.?
Did you know that Teachers are believed to receive the most Valentines Day Cards.
The heart is the symbol most commonly associated with Valentines Day. In ancient times most believed that the soul in the heart.
I Love You Roses - Laser Etched 3D Crystal.
I Love You Roses Laser Etched 3D Crystals. Size: 2"x2"x3"
Brand new in Box Free non-rotating light base.
Has 3 different color of LED lights which changes colors automatically.
Requires 3 AA batteries, batteries are not included.
Did you know that Doves are associated with Valentines Day, they pair for life and share the care of their young.
What I Love About You....
What I Love About You offers a fresh way to say "I love you."
This fill-in-the-blank book prompts you to say what is in your heart, but may not always be at the tip of your tongue. Tell the most important person in your life just how much they mean to you by completing the scores of unique, evocative checklists, short answers, and phrases in this attractive gift book:
If we'd first met in a comic strip, the thought bubble over my head would have said...
I adore this little daily ritual or habit we have...
One of your most irresistible physical features is...
I missed you when...
Playful, tender, and personal, this is the perfect gift for the person in your life who makes your pulse race.
A love knot is a symbol of undying love - it has no beginning and no end.
Two Souls One Ring
These Quality Stainless Steel Bands are made of Low Nickel 316L Hypoallergenic Surgical Steel, and are no different than the ones you can pay $100.00 to $200.00 for. They're rounded inside for a very Comfortable Fit. An Inspirational Verse from Solomon's Song of Songs is engraved around the ring. In most practices, Song of Solomon is construed as a Figurative Representation of the relationship of God and Israel as Husband and Wife.