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Valentines Day Traditions-Gift ideas for Valentines Day

Updated on February 10, 2014

Valentines Day

 Its almost that time of year again, Valentines Day. People all around the world exchange gifts and cards with there loved ones. Valentines Day is also the secent largest card sending holiday of the year with an estimated of 141 million cards sent each year. 85 percent of all valentines are purchased by woman. February 14 is named Valentines Day in honer of St. Valentine, who was a priest. Valentine believed that solders should not have to remain single and secretly performed marriage ceremonies. As a result Valentine was put to death on February 14. Emperor Cladius believed that the solders remained single because he believed the solders would not beable to concentrate if they were engaged or married.

Cupid

Ever wonder why Cupid is associated with Valentine's Day? Originally Cupid was the son of Eros, the goddess of love and beauty. As many know Cupid shoots magical arrows and people and makes them fall in love, although he not only causes others to fall in love, he also fell in love himself. As the story story goes, Cupid fell deaply in love with a mortal woman whos name was Psyche. Cupid married Psyche but his mother was jealous and forbid her daughter-in-law to look at Cupid although Psyche could not resist and took a peak at her husband anyhow. Eros punished Psyche and demanded she do three tasts and the last one resulted in her death. Cupid then brought Psyche back to life and the gods where so moved by there love they granted Psyche immortality.

Valentines Gifts

Amazon has a very cute his and hers puzzle necklace for &1.99. You can't beat the price. I need one of these for Valentine's Day. It is a great gift to show you are connected to the one you love.

Roses on Valentines Day

Many women love flowers for Valentine's Day which is one reason there are close to 200 million grown each year for Valentine's Day. Roses are a symbol for love and romance. The highest demand for long stemmed roses is around Valentine's Day. Order a dozen roses at Amazon and have them delivered to your loved on on Valentine's Day for only $24.99.

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      Nat Amaral 7 years ago from BC Canada

      I liked this article. I didn't know the historical aspect of it--that was interesting. Thanks for the tips about the gift idea--I'll be sure to pass it on.

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