How to make Your Valentines Unique
Valentine’s Day falls on the 14th February every year. Considered to be the most romantic day of the year by many.
On this day many send cards and gifts to their loved ones, often leaving them unsigned, as a mystery.
How can your Valentines Card and Gift stand Out?
Having a unique, customised card is the way to go! Luckily, we have a wide range to choose from.
How about personalising one of our town cards? This works particularly well for a spouse. For instance, Woking’s Most Wonderful Wife or Hamptons Hunkiest Husband for spouses. Preston’s Prettiest Person, Birmingham’s Best Boyfriend – the choices are endless for the love in your life!!
With a card like this then popping Love from Guess Who??? Inside would be just enough to get the message across.
Or how about customising a Valentine gift? Personalise The Love You to The Moon and Back Ceramic Oval with a name to show just how special they are!
Alternatively, a tailor-made mug would give a reminder of your feelings every time the recipient drinks from it! And you can put a Mug shot of your Mug on there too!!!
Instead of these, you could Customise a Rustic Cushion, enabling the lucky recipient to mark their favourite seat! We have many more ideas in our personalisation section to help make this your best Valentines Yet!
Entertain your Love with some fun Valentines Facts.
How did the Festival of Valentines Originate?
This festival started as a Western Christian Festival and there are several stories associated with this popular celebration.
The most enduring is that of Saint Valentine, a priest in Rome in the early 4th Century. Sentenced to death for Refusing to convert to Roman Paganism, before his execution he performed a miracle, healing the Jailers daughter from Blindness.
This legend was further embellished in the 18th Centaury with an amendment that the night before his execution he sent a card to the jailer’s daughter. Inside he wrote ‘Your Valentine’.
The custom of sending cards and gifts on Valentine’s Day started in the UK and evidence can be found in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. However, the practice became far more widespread during Victorian times with the advent of the postal service.
One of the most famous Valentines Rhymes ‘Roses are Red, Violets are Blue’ comes from Gammer Gurton’s Garland, a book of English Nursery Rhymes from 1784.
In full it reads:
"The rose is red, the violet's blue,
The honey's sweet, and so are you.
Thou art my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And Fortune said it shou'd be you.
And with that I will wish you a very Unique and Personalised Valentines Day this year!