Valentines Day - 14th February
Valentine's Day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a celebration observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a public holiday in most of them.
Valentine's Day is a very old tradition, thought to have originated from a Roman festival. The Romans had a festival called Lupercalia in the middle of February, officially the start of their springtime. It's thought that as part of the celebrations, boys drew names of girls from a box. They'd be boyfriend and girlfriend during the festival and sometimes they'd get married. Later on, the church wanted to turn this festival into a Christian celebration and decided to use it to remember St Valentine too. Gradually, St Valentine's name started to be used by people to express their feelings to those they loved.
Gifts For Valentines Day
When wishing your loved one a Happy Valentines Day it is traditional to send a lovely card with a message to show them how thankful you are for their love and support, and often a small gift such as chocolates or flowers like Roses.
Send your partner a special gift to show your appreciation this year with a special little messenger bear and why not pop in some of our hand made flower bouquets with a gift that's right for them.