Valentines Presents / January 11, 2019 / Lauri Cooke.
Sound nice? No. Not nice. Just truly truly terrible. Unless youve been buried underground youve probably been inundated with Valentines present ideas via spam emails and TV adverts constantly advising you not to forget your sweetheart; imploring for romantic getaways... weekend theatre tickets... restaurant deals...... Valentines day presents for men... Valentines presents for her... the list goes on. Whether Valentines Day is a delight or fills you with fright when and why did this event turn into such a big deal? Does anyone actually remember the origin of February 14th and what its original meaning was? And what on earth happened to the good old days of cards sealed with red wax left secretly at a lovers doorstep... cutting out paper hearts... gobbling down a couple of powdery sweets embossed with Be Mine and being done with it? As we know it Valentines Day is a time of year when theoretically the lovely lady or gent in your life flatters you with Valentines presents usually in the form of chocolates...sweets... roses... clothes... hats or stuffed animals.
But the main reason behind buying valentines gifts for men and women was in fact a kindly cleric named Valentine who died over a thousand years ago... As history would have it Valentines Day derived from the Roman pagan fertility celebration known as Lupercalia which was held on February 15th. During this ritual a young man would draw the name of a young woman in a lottery and would then keep the woman as a sexual companion for the year to promote fertility and deflect disasters. Then in 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius wanted to add a Christian slant to the pagan celebration a day earlier. He made the conscious decision to pay tribute to a young soldier who lived in Rome who was put to death for his Christian beliefs on February 14th 269 A.D. This young soldier then became dubbed Saint Valentine.
The love you feel for the person you hold dearest is no laughing matter and one most people wish to honor with a gift that will go on forever. Trawling endless shopping malls and hunting through a sea of red hearts and flowers in the run up to Valentines Day is no fun and sometimes we look for the right things in all the wrong places. Choosing a gift that has some meaning should start with knowing the right impression you want to give. You know how you feel about someone but it is not always the easiest thing to know how to express that love. Men find choosing the right Valentines gift especially difficult and tend to ask advice from department store sales staff about what to buy; not the most impartial person to ask! Take the time to think about the person you are buying for.
Choose from a handful of pictures or a larger selection of pictures to create exactly the design you want. Valentines Cushions Love Hearts cushions are special Valentines Day items that include a Love Heart design and can be personalised so that they include a short but effective text message within the hearts. While these do prove especially popular you can also customise a cushion with any picture photo or other design so that you can give a gift that you know the recipient will truly enjoy. Valentines Cushions arent just romantic but they are comfortable and beautiful looking too. Valentines Puzzles Another unique Valentines Day gift idea is a personalised love puzzle. Create any text or picture based design and have this printed onto quality puzzle board.
Add a few simple words which could be your names or a short love message and have these printed on a stunning love heart design. The Valentines cushion is not just great looking and romantic; it is also comfortable and practical as well as being great quality and long lasting. The Book Of Love Photo books and albums are a good way to show off a large number of pictures. The Book of Love is a unique design that offers the gift giver the chance to include messages of love or captions on every page and is available as either a photo album or photo book variation. This can be a great way to update old romantic photos and you can even use the opportunity to update some of your partners favourite wedding photos. Valentines Puzzles Wooden jigsaw puzzles can also be converted into personalised gift ideas for any event.