Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to let the people in your life 
know  how much you love and care about them, 
recognize all the different people you love in your life. 
Let them know, somehow, what they mean to you, 
or you can do something special for them. 

Each year on February 14 people looks for the perfect gift or card for a loved one.
 Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Many countries around the world.

  How did this holiday of love and romance originate? 
What does St. Valentine have to do with hearts and cupid wings?  
Valentine’s Day is a holiday full of mystery and legend.

St. Valentine's Day has both Roman and Catholic roots. 

    Some sources say that Valentine's Day is a holiday commemorating the martyrdom of St. Valentine; others say that it is the Christianization of a Roman pagan  fertility festival named Lupercalia, 
which was celebrated on February 15. 
During the festival, young women would place their names in a large urn.
 The young men would draw a name from the urn and then
 be romantically linked with that young woman for the following year. 

Still other legends cite the fact that February 14 marked the date when birds began mating. 

 In either case, Valentine greetings were popular in the Middle Ages written Valentines showed up in the 1400s, The oldest known valentine  was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt.
   Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois.

It became a popular holiday celebrated by the common folk in the 1700s. 
  Valentine’s Day is also one of the most difficult days of the year for those
 who are feeling unnoticed and alone.  

Looking for some Valentine's Gifts? 

Meaningful color Valentine gifts:

Red symbolize energy, passion and deep love.  Reserved for intimate, romantic relationships.  .
Pink is a better choice for a friend or family member. This color speaks of affection, sweetness and understanding.  Light pink can represent grace, gentility, admiration and friendship. Dark pink, on the other hand, leans more toward gratitude, appreciation and thankfulness.

White symbolize spiritual love, purity, reverence and humility

Purple, lavender—This color is an announcement that the giver has fallen in love 
with the recipient at first sight.  

Coral—The color of desire.

Coral Accent Necklace

Orange, apricot—The colors of enthusiasm and fascination.

Yellow—Presents a “Welcome Back” sentiment—
as in “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree.” 
Yellow also speaks of gladness, joy and friendship.

Peach—Sympathy, sincerity, gratitude and modesty are all represented by this multipurpose color.

1 comment:

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

I Had No Clue :)

Some lovely things for V's Day :)

Have a lovely weekend, cheers, T. :)