Valentines Presents / January 11, 2019 / Eve Owen
This was where young men drew young womens names from a box to commemorate their rite of passage to the god Lupercus. The chooser and chosen would then be paired for one year. These random pairings often led to marriage. The Church of course didnt like the pagan festival so Pope Galasius the bishop of Rome amended this celebration slightly. He filled the box with the names of dead saints instead of girls and allowed both men and women to draw from the box. He believed this would encourage youngsters to copy the ways of the saint for the remainder of the year. On 14th February 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius declared this day to be Saint Valentines Day an official Catholic Holiday. By the early 1700s the United States started celebrating this day of love by swapping love notes and exchanging Valentines gifts for boyfriends girlfriends wives and husbands.
Fear not though here are a few ideas that will help you stand out from the crowd. Always try and think unique when buying a valentines gift. You want your special someone to feel special and getting them the same thing millions of other people are getting isnt particularly special. This doesnt mean you have to spend a fortune it simply requires some effort. Something like a personalised CD that has all their favourite songs on is a nice gesture and shows how well you know them. Photo albums or framed pictures of you together are always a popular choice and is fun to reminisce over with a nice bottle of wine. Cooking a meal is another great Valentine gift idea that gets easily overlooked. Sometimes a nice gesture is worth a lot more than a cheap gift that took no effort at all to pick out.
Use a picture of the two of you together or create a loving message and have this printed onto board before being cut. The display tin can either show a completed version of your design for an extra element of surprise you can leave the tin blank or add a different message so that your boyfriend or girlfriend only reads the message or sees the picture once they complete the puzzle. Placemats And Coasters Many other items from bags to aprons and even chairs can be customised in a similar way through the addition of photos pictures and text. You could customise placemats and coasters to make a romantic Valentines meal that little bit extra special. Valentines Day... So youve been lavished by your lover with Valentines Day presents enjoyed a romantic meal by candlelight together and about to settle down to a romantic movie.