Valentines Presents / January 9, 2019 / Fran Petty
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.
And love shouldnt be about the price tag. Find the perfect present Finding the perfect present takes quite a bit of thought - there are a lucky few who have a partner with a job or hobby that are easy to buy for but for most of us Valentines presents take a lot of thought - especially if your partner has almost everything he or she already wants. Some great fall back options are computer games or other consumer products that theyve expressed an interest in but havent bought yet (though be careful that they havent already bought it and its not already on its way!). This is a solid way to show that youve been paying attention to them without needing to ask them if theres anything they want and allows you to pick a Valentines present that will surprise them.
You can choose from this depending on her preference. If she is the type who wants a perfume which has a scent that lasts the entire day then give her Eau de Parfum. On the other hand if she wears perfume with light scents you can opt for the one that has a weaker concentration. Additionally if you do not have so much money to spend pick perfumes with weaker concentrations because they tend to be cheaper than the concentrated ones. Know the Scent She Likes Whenever with her try to determine the scent she likes by smelling her perfume. Try to buy the one with the similar scent. If you are not good in remembering particular scents go to a perfume store and try the testers. For sure you will smell a perfume that perfectly matches her personality.