Every February 14, across all countries around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine.
Did you know? Approximately 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.
But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from?
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend says that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families. He outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape Roman prisons, where they were often tortured. According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today.
Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as heroic and romantic figure. Thank to this, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints.
In 2019 V-Day give a unique gift for your loved one. It’s the perfect time to do whatever makes you feel sexy and happy. If you need a little inspiration, here are a few ideas and now there’s no excuse for you having the most perfect Valentine’s Day.
Super romantic gift ideas for her, him and for couples.
1. Sexy lingerie for women is a timeless gift. Shop one at Luxury Rose.
2. Get the Love Book and show your Love
3. Get matching underwear from ‘MeUndies’
4. Couples Treatment include glass of Prosseco BonningtonSpa
5. Bathrobes for couples etsy.com
6. Get the long distatnce Touch Lamps
7. Boots.ie from elegant fragrance to electrical beauty
8. Socks for men Happy Socks
9. Watch for men Watch shop with 15% discount on V-Day
Tip: engrave and turn the watch into a piece with a custom massage
10. DIY gift are always outstanding and come from the heart.
Great sugestions can be found at Pinterest.
I hope we have inspired you. Of course, if you liked the article or the suggestions, feel free to share it.
We wish you a warm and successful Valentines Day.