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Valentine’s Day 2K17 – What Has it Got to Do with Love?

Posted by ocillious 30th January 2017 0 Comment(s)

Valentine’s Day 2K17 – What Has it Got to Do with Love?

 

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Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine. It is celebrated all over the world, but, it is not a public holiday. It was first associated with romantic love during the High Middle Ages. Throughout the ages, it has evolved into an occasion during which lovers express their love by presenting flowers, chocolates and greeting cards. The day is symbolized by heart-shaped outlines, doves and winged cupids. This beautiful day of love is also linked with a very gruesome event - the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre of the year 1929. This gruesome event occurred at Chicago, United States. During this, 7 people died and numerous people, including young couples, celebrating love were injured.

 

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During this year, Valentine’s Day, the 14th of February falls on Tuesday. The commercialization of Valentine’s Day can be traced back to 1415, when Charles, the Duke of Orleans, sent the first ever recorded love note to his ‘very gentle Valentine’. The note stated that he was ‘already sick in love’. During the mid-18th century, Hamlet had made a promise to his Valentine – by Valentine’s Day morning, he would ‘maid at your window’. Now, sharing of Valentine’s Day letters and cards have become all over England. In 1913, the first ever Valentine’s Day card was created by Hallmark. Ever since then, the tradition of purchasing gifts for an individual’s loved one has become synonymous with the celebration of Valentine’s Day. It has been estimated, by the Greeting Card Association, that nearly 145 million cards are sent all over the world. Nearly 6 million couples want to get engaged on 14th February and some might even go further and tie the knot, like Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife, Sophie Hunter.

 

Tips on writing a Valentine’s Day Card and some quotes

 

 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you are procrastinating, then you need to stop immediately and find something special for your significant other. If you are thinking of making a Valentine’s Day card on your own, here are some tips that you need to remember while you are writing your card –

  • Write about him/her, not your feelings for them – At time, individuals get lost in starting every sentence with the letter ‘I’. Something like ‘I am so happy…’ or ‘I love when you…’. Sometimes, it’s just about writing what makes them great that gets the deal going.
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  • Don’t go for over-the-top romanticism – If it isn’t your style, then don’t do it. The tone of the note needs to be in tune with the stage of your relationship. So, if there are a lot of jokes shared between you guys, then be funny. In simple words, even though it is a love letter, it doesn’t have to be quite serious.
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  • Read old e-mails – Before you start writing, re-read old emails and messages between you guys. It might be hard sometimes, to come up with really heartfelt messages. So, just go through old message between you guys. This will help you create a sincere and spontaneous tone for your card.
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  • Listen to music – Trust me, this works. Play a few of the love songs that you like. This will help you get into the mood and the right mindset.
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  • Keep it short – Just like a simple poem, the note can be just 2 lines, however, it will still be filled with meaning. Don’t have the urge to fill up the whole card.

 

These are some tips to compose a beautiful card. Some of the best quotes which you can include in the card, if it is for your girlfriend are –

  • I can only hope that I make you as half as happy as you make me. My love for you is infinite. Happy Valentine's day to the most wonderful woman I've ever met.
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  • I was always too macho and proud to admit that I too needed a sweet lady like you by my side. I honestly thank God, every day that I found you! Happy Valentine's Day to my beautiful angel!
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  • Happy Valentine's day to the most beautiful woman in my life. May you always know how important you are to me. My life would be nothing without you to share it with.
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  • My buddies were right. They used to say that one day I would find a woman who would make an honest man out of me and would straighten me up! I love you and I'll always be thankful for having such an amazing woman by my side. Happy Valentine's Day!
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  • My Sweet Valentine, I promise to behave like a perfect gentleman this year and make sure to give you all you want on this special day, including putting my own laundry away, turning the videogames off and to not even mention the word "football". Today it's all about us and our love for each other. I love you! Happy Valentine's Day to my beautiful Princess!

 

If you are getting the card for your boyfriend, then, here are some quotes which you can include –

  • Even if it is common for men to bring the woman in their lives red roses and delicious chocolate candies, this year I decided to reverse the roles and buy you these things. By the way, this means you are cooking tonight! Happy Valentine's Day! I love you…
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  • On this special day, I want to say thank you! Thank you for always making me feel like a Princess, for being my best friend and for being the best man a woman could ever wish to have by her side. Happy Valentine's Day to the man of my dreams!
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  • You've always been there for me when I have needed you the most. You're a shoulder to cry on and a helping hand, you have filled my life with a sense of warmth and bliss. Happy Valentine's Day to my special man.
  • You are the only one that I want to share Valentine's Day with. Believe me when I say that you are the most important man in my life on this day and always…
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  • I'm such a lucky lady! Not only do I have the best man in the whole world by my side, but because you make me feel like the most special woman that ever lived! Happy Valentine's Day to the love of my life!

 

Celebration of Valentine’s Day over the world

 

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Since Valentine’s Day is celebrated all over the world, here are some traditions from around the world –

  • United States – In USA, there are numerous types of card given over the years, in addition artificial or dried flowers and chocolates. Presently, children usually exchange valentines’ gifts with their friend, and sometimes, a classroom party may be organized.
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  • United Kingdom – As the poets of Britain composed some of the best love poems in the world, there are numerous customs all over the UK to celebrate the day. A uniform custom is that children sing special songs to the loved ones. In some places, Valentine’s Day cakes are made with raisins, or plums, or caraway seeds.
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  • Asia – In Asia, there are numerous customs for celebrating Valentine’s Day all over the continent. Japan celebrates Valentine’s Day on 2 days – 14th February and 14th March. On 14th February, the guy receives a gift from the girl, and on March 14th, the guy has to reciprocate the same.
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  • Australia – In Australia, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in an extravagant fashion. Satin cushions, colored shells, perfumed flowers, and taxidermied birds of paradise or hummingbirds are given. This is extremely expensive and fashionable.
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  • New Zealand – In NZ, Valentine’s Day is celebrated by romantic outing and picnics with an individual’s partner. Since NZ is filled with beautiful location, this happens quite easily. Houses are decorated with flower garlands, red roses, ornamented lovebirds, and lover cupid posters.

 

For the best Valentine’s Day gift for your partner, here are some choice of gifts for them –

 

 

  • Say it with Chocolate – Chocolates are the best way of expressing love. Chocolates in a heart-shaped box are the best gift to complement the card and/or flowers which you are going to give him/her.
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  • Say it with Personalized Gifts and Flowers – Flowers and personalized romantic gifts for him/her are another great way to express the feeling ‘I Love Way’. There are various websites available from which you can buy personalized gifts from.
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  • Gifts for her – Some of the best gifts which you can give your girlfriend are a heart-shaped necklace, wine, spa vouchers, shopping vouchers – the list just goes on and on.
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  • Gifts for him – Some unique gifts which you can give your boyfriend are customized whisky glass, cufflinks, posters of his favorite artists, and various other gifts you can choose from. Just research a bit online and you can find some beautiful and extravagant gifts.

 

If you are single this Valentine’s Day, then, fear not. There are also tons of party happening all over the city during this day for the stag individuals. Attend these events, and who knows, you might meet someone special at these events.

 

All in all, Valentine’s Day is a day of celebrating love. So, go out there with your loved ones and enjoy this day to the fullest extent. Love to all…

 

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