There are major holidays and then there are Hallmark holidays, the latter falling under the category of less important celebrations which are still oftentimes acknowledged through the sending of a greeting card or small gift. Many men look at Valentine’s Day as being a day of lesser significance while most women seem to rank the holiday up there with Christmas and their birthday.
Guys, you lose on this one: make sure that you remember your sweetheart this Sunday. Or else.
St. Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is not what most people think that it is. At least when it comes to being seen in its original context. Back in the 5th century the Roman Catholic pope, Gelasius I, recognized the service of a martyr named Valentine, elevating him to sainthood. Thus, St. Valentine’s Day is the actual name of the holiday even though it has come to represent love between a man and a woman.
As we move deeper into the 21st century, Valentine’s Day is likely to continue to evolve. In recent years people sent e-cards, but that has largely fell into disfavor because of the possibility of viruses attached. Instead, if you want to send a viral message you do that by visiting their Facebook account. Why chance receiving something that can wreck your computer?
With each Valentine’s Day holiday, comes word of some tradition or idea worth noting. Yes, chocolates, roses, and a funny card are usually welcome gifts, but consider what some people are planning to give this year and where you can find them:
Red Heart USB Drive – she loves her computer, so why not give her a fun, memory device? (www.coolcubetoys.com)
Chocolate Lips – For a lip smacking good time, available in pink or purple foils. (candywarehouse.com)
Lovopoly – A romantic version of the classic Monopoly game, for the lover in you! (findgifts.com)
Romantic Fortune Cookies – Chinese take out food pail holds nine fortune cookies with sweet sayings. (amazon.com)
Ladybug Chocolates – Give a six piece ladybug shaped truffles set to your sweetheart (moonstruckchocolate.com)
Be Mine Wine – Give that special wine, champagne, or nonalcoholic beverage on Valentine’s Day. (personalcreations.com)
Classic Jewelry – When all else fails, buy jewelry. But why settle for something he or she won’t wear once the holiday is over? (redenvelope.com)
That’s it, folks! Fun gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, ways for you to express your love to the one nearest and dearest to your heart.
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