Valentine's Day is also called St. Valentine's. A day celebrated by loved ones across the globe.
History of Valentine's Day?
“The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends 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. Still, others insist that it was Saint Valentine of Terni, a bishop, who was the true namesake of the holiday. He, too, was beheaded by Claudius II outside Rome.” (History.com).
“Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. 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 a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.” (History.com)
“The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. (The greeting is now part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England.) Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois.” (History.com)
"In addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greetings." (History.com)
"Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year (more cards are sent at Christmas). Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines."(History.com)
What does the color red mean on Valentine's Day:
According to (Proflowers) Red symbolizes love, beauty, courage, respect, romantic love, and even congratulations. (red roses are given as a symbol of love) While many send red roses on Valentine’s Day, surprise your Valentine this year with white roses that symbolize true love, purity, innocence, reverence, humility, youthfulness, and charm.
Why is Valentine's Day celebrated?
“St Valentine's Day is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship, and admiration. Every year on 14 February people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family, and friends. Couples and spend special time together to honor their love for each other.” (Rose Only February 4, 2020)
Valentines Date Ideas:
• The roller rink or bowling are two good active ideas.
• Pick up a Fondue Set (Melt chocolates dip strawberries or some other fruits you both enjoy)
• Go to the park at night and look to the stars.
• Go to a museum and hold hands.
• Take a long romantic walk.
• Go to a winery (Try wine testing).
• Go to a restaurant you all never tried before.
• Play truth or dare.
• Make a custom scent at a perfumery (help one another create a smell you both will enjoy).
• Visit a wine bar they very intimate places at night some have jazz singers.
• Go to the beach.
• Write a letter or video to each other explaining why you love each other.
• A hot air balloon ride would be nice.
• Have a four-course date.
• Make a date idea jar (Spend some time planning your next Valentine and start saving for the two of you to enjoy).
• Take a spa day together.
• Stroll down memory lane (Talk and laugh).
• Go shopping together for Valentine's date night.
• You can also pick your own Valentine's Day (It can get pretty crowded out there during that Day).
• Take a shower, bath, steam room with each other.
• End the night with SEX, SEX, SEX, AND MORE SEX before Valentines Day, after Valentines Day, and during Valentines Day (Don’t forget foreplay Essence of Nature can help in this category with our products check out our Erotic Collection) If you are not able to have sex with someone MASTURBATION is fun with each other or SOLO (Essence of Nature can take care of that too with our EROTIC collection).
• Watch a flick (Set the mood).
• Hang out with good friends (Double date)
• Have Fun!
Valentines Gift Ideas:
• A bottle of their favorite wine or champagne.
• A stuffed animal (Try to build a bear).
• Roses (Women love roses) for every year y'all been together.
• Box of his or her favorite candies.
• A gift set from her favorite cosmetics line.
• Buy her some lingerie (Hint men).
• A watch with something engraved on the back (Hint Women)
• Buy a nice new satin sheet set.
• Gift cards. (Good for both men and women)
• Something to sit on his or her desk at work (Let men or women know this person is already spoken for).
• Buy robes with his and her name on it.
• A weekend getaway.
• A romantic day in the house (No kids).
• A gift from Essence Of Nature LLC
• Wallets (Men love wallets with something engraved on it).
• Favorite Cologne she likes to smell you in.
• Favorite perfume he likes to smell you in.
• Give each other a massage (Set the mood have candles burning).
• Give each other Oral sex (Tease for when you all return home).
• A card.
Valentine’s Day Fun Facts:
• “Hallmark was one of the first to mass-produce a Valentine’s Day card, all the way back in 1913.
• More than one-third of men are comfortable not receiving anything from a lover on Valentine’s Day.
• Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by kids, mothers, wives, and girlfriends.
• The only other day that beats Valentine’s Day in floral sales is Mother’s Day.
• The most likely flower to be purchased? Red roses of course! (Along with Iris, Lily, Sunflower, Orchids, Tulip, Daisy, Gardenia, Lavender, and Hydrangea).
• Ordering a bouquet? Have it tied in lace. The word “lace” comes from the Latin laques, meaning “to snare or net,” as in to catch a person’s heart.” (1800Flowers.com)
The point is to spend time with each other do things you wouldn’t normally do and have fun making memories together.
True love is a sacred flame
That burns eternally,
And none can dim its special glow
Or change its destiny.
True love speaks in tender tones
And hears with gentle ear,
True love gives with open heart
And true love conquers fear.
True love makes no harsh demands
It neither rules nor binds,
And true love holds with gentle hands
The hearts that it entwines.
Love Poems ~ Helen Steiner Rice
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