Do you know HOW VALENTINE’S DAY BECame THE DAY OF LOVE?
Perhaps the best part about Valentine's Day is you can make it as simple or as lavish as you wish.
Whether you want to spoil your sweetheart with an over-the-top gift, or you just want to send a little something that says you're thinking of him or her.
Valentine's Day is what you make of it. At Azana Gifts, we take pride in helping you convey your love for the special someone in your life.
Our Valentine's Day gifts bundle is sure to make your special Valentine smile. The personalised "Champaign Valentine's Love Basket selection" has been hand-picked from our best selling products, beautifully presented they'll make a great romantic treat.
Valentine's Day is one of those celebrated times when you get to show that special someone in your life just how important they are to you.
Not that you should limit your affection to just a few days a year, but we do understand that Valentine's Day is a little extra special! At Azana Gifts we love to celebrate romance, so we've created Valentine's Champaign Love Basket for you to passionately share with your valentine.
In 3rd century B.C., there was a priest in Rome by the name of Valentine. Emperor Claudius banned marriage because he realised that married men didn’t make good soldiers. They were too anxious to get home to their families. Valentine, however, continued to perform marriages in secret against the edict. When Claudius found out, he had Valentine imprisoned and put to death on February 14.
You’re probably saying that an execution isn’t a good reason to turn the execution day into a day of love.
Valentine was imprisoned before being executed. According to the legend, the jailer’s daughter frequently visited him in jail. They spent a lot of time talking and getting to know each other.
Some say that Valentine fell in love with the young girl because he left a short letter for her. It was signed ‘From Your Valentine.’ Remember the day was February 14. Was this how the date came to be connected to love? Is this why couples started exchanging love letters and gifts on this day?
The oldest known Valentine message that still exists today dates back to 1415 A.D. It was a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife during his imprisonment in the Tower of London.
It seems that love cannot be held back, but some have a difficult time expressing their feelings. So, in 1797, 'The Young Man's Valentine Writer' was published in Britain. It contained sentimental verses for young lovers unable to compose their own.
Printers began producing a small number of cards containing verses and sketches.
They were called ‘mechanical valentines,’ presumably because they weren’t original. When postal rates eventually decreased, people began to put Valentine greetings in the mail.
And when sending by mail, the sender was able to remain anonymous and considered the reason that suddenly some Valentine greetings contained risqué greetings during a time that was otherwise prudishly Victorian.
Some countries actually banned the exchanging of Valentine cards because of the escalating number of obscene Valentines. In the late 19th century, Chicago’s post office, for instance, rejected 25,000 cards on the grounds that they were not fit to be carried through the U.S. mail!
In the 1870s, Esther A. Howland, known as the Mother of the Valentine, made elaborate greetings made from lace, ribbons, and colourful pictures. Her Valentine greetings cost $5 to $10 each – and some as much as $35. That was quite expensive in those days.
Since that time, the Valentine card business has continued to flourish. Americans exchange more cards on Valentine's Day than on any other holiday, except Christmas.
You may be wondering what Cupid has to do with Valentine’s Day. He was the son of the Roman goddess of love Venus. So, you can see the natural reason that Cupid would play an important part on Valentine’s Day.
He was reputed to be a boy full of mischief who went around wounding both gods and humans with arrows that had been dipped in a love potion, thereby forcing them to fall in love.
According to Roman legend, white roses fell in the place where tears fell from the eyes of Venus as she mourned the loss of her beloved Adonis. Cupid was busy being mischievous, but was stung by a bee, resulting in carelessly shot arrows in the rose garden.
As the arrows hit roses, thorns grew. Venus then pricked her foot on a thorn and the blood from her wound dyed the roses red.
Valentine’s Day is now a major commercial success in the U.S. with millions of dollars spent each year. People give cards and gifts to express their love. But don’t forget that originally, Valentine’s Day was celebrated with promises of eternal love and happiness – not cards and gifts.
And certainly, in today’s world of terrorism and destruction, having a day when love reigns is a pleasant difference – even if not permanent.
It wasn’t until the 19th century when British settlers arrived that Valentine's Day was was introduced to North America. Today, according to (Hallmark Research) 192 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually.
This is in addition to the millions of flowers, boxes of candy and assorted gifts exchanged by lovers on this day. The day has come to be associated with the greeting “Happy Valentine’s Day”
Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th every year. It gives you the opportunity to show a friend or lover, how much you care, by giving them a gift of love and sharing this lovely tradition with them.
Happy Valentine's Day From all @ Azana Gifts
Handpicked from our best selling champaign collection this 'In Love With Champagne' can be personalised with a name of up to 12 characters and a message of up to two lines of 25 characters each.
'I'm In Love With' is fixed text.
The bubbly itself is a high-quality champagne that has been specially selected by the Association of Merchant Vintners and will certainly make that special occasion go with a swing!
We sent the champagne presented in a organza bottle bag.
750ml 12% Vol
This Personalised Key to 'My Heart Trinket Box & Necklace Set' is the perfect way to show exactly how much she is loved.
This heart trinket can be personalised with a name up to 12 characters and a line of text with up to 15 characters. The name entered will appear in upper case as standard.
Please do not enter your text in block capitals on the 'Message' line as this may result in the personalisation being difficult to read.
NOTE: The words 'you hold the' and 'to my heart' are fixed and cannot be amended. The necklace chain measures 16 inches.
Voted the most popular valentine' gif for him this "Stainless Steel Men's Black Bracelet" is a nice, subtle personalised gift for the modern men of today!
You can personalise this Stainless Steel Rubber Bracelet with a message over 2 lines, up to 15 characters on line 1 and 20 characters on line 2. All personalisation will appear in fixed UPPERCASE.
Sent in a black presentation box.
This cute 'Me To You Bear with Heart T-Shirt' is the perfect complement to the occasion!
You can personalise the Bear on his T-Shirt with a message across 3 lines of up to 15 characters per line.
Our Valentine's Champaign Love basket, would not be complete without the Snuggle Monster Card. You can personalise the card with a message up to 22 characters and a name up to 12 characters on the front.
You can also add a message inside the card over 5 lines and up to 20 characters per line. 'You are my Snuggle Monster' and 'Give me Cuddles' are fixed text.
The cards come in a brown outer envelope with a Plain White envelope inside.
Size 185mm x 135mm
Choice from Either
Happy Valentine's Day From all @ Azana Gifts