The History of Valentine’s Day

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With this favourite holiday fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to post something about Valentine’s Day for my valued clients. When you look over my inventory of hand made jewelry you’ll notice that I like to design inventive, beautiful creations that come from my mind and the thoughts of a few like-minded suppliers, so I felt that any Valentine’s Day blog should be a little different than the norm.

That said, here’s a history of the holiday complete with a few facts you might find surprising.

Did you know?

• While the earliest origins of Valentine’s Day are shrouded in history there are a few hints about how February 14 came to be known as the day we currently enjoy. For example, in 496 A.D. the Catholic Pope Gelasius I named the day after St. Valentine, the patron saint of lovers.
• Valentine’s Day also has a history that’s tied into The Roman Empire since red roses, a gift we’ve come to know as an expressions of affection on this holiday, were considered the favourite flower of Venus, the goddess of love.

All that aside, Valentine’s Day is still one of the most popular holidays in North America and a great way to express your love for that special significant other. Please take a look at the cosmetic bag collection on sale now. I’m sure there’s something there for that special someone.

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