Valentines Presents / January 11, 2019 / Gladys Hayden
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.
Another option of course is to pick something that they consider a treat -whether this is a nice meal out or a night without the kids arrange something to show you care. New mothers often love the time to even go for a hot bath without the children chasing them so an evening of freedom complete with babysitter and food would probably be a perfect valentines present. New dads often appreciate acknowledgment too so arranging something nice for them can go down well. As children get older they may join you for valentines meals to save money so if you can organise the babysitter (with your partners knowledge) even if the rest of it is a surprise that will make for a wonderful evening. Cards and other items One of the major complaints that people have about Valentines Day is the dizzying array of cards - whether the person in question is buying or receiving them is how many different sizes and costs of cards there are.
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.