Valentines Presents / January 8, 2019 / Fran Petty
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.
The country was under the power of the hard-hearted Roman Emperor Claudius II who at the time forbade marriage ceremonies and constantly betrothed Rome in bloody battles. He had a crazy idea. He thought if a man wasnt married he wouldnt mind joining the army. But to his horror Claudius discovered that men were reluctant to join the army because of their loyalty to their wives and families. So he sanctioned a callous order that banned engagements and marriages in Rome. But in spite of this Saint Valentine continued to perform marriage rituals. Thrown into jail it was said that Valentine fell in love with his jailors daughter and restored her sight through his Christian faith and devotion for her. Before his execution Valentine sent her a final message signed "From your Valentine" - a phrase that gets a lot of mileage and one which has become an everlasting symbol of camaraderie and warmth.
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.