Hello again my lovers,
Today will be all about valentines, for me its just another day, the "shops" however arranged 1 more excuse for people to spend money, sometimes money that they don't even have.... I think love should be shown all year round and not a specific day, but anyway this is the culture we live in and so here goes some ideas for stuff to make ( which for me is way more meaningful) instead of spending without limits :)
Regarding history however here's how it all started:
St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote "from your Valentine" as a farewell to her.
The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
And there you have it my lovelies, I think that mass produced says it all, for me its the little gestures all year round that count has I said so before, but you obviously don't have to think like me. So here's some ideas other than the originals " flowers; chocolates; and card"...
Valentines Gifts Ideas:
Make a heart shaped cake
Make some heart cookies and decorate them
Make a voucher book full of naughtiness ;)
Make a candle light dinner just for 2 with rose petals spread on the table
Make a pillow saying LOVE ( or one with a portrait of the 2 of you, or any sort of statement like I love you because ...)
Decorate and personalise a couple of ceramic mugs, with porcelain pens
If you think of anything else that you could do why not leave us a coment ;)
See you soon my lovers