Every February 14th, people across the world always send greetings of affection and love celebrating Valentine’s Day. Flowers, Candy and Jewellery are the famous gifts, expressing our love and esteem of the recipients. Schoolchildren also participate in these exchanging cards with heart and cupid motifs. Everyone knows February 14th as the romantic holiday of the year.
In the contemporary context, Valentine’s Day is well known as an event when lovers, couples, boyfriends and girlfriends express their love towards each other. It falls on February 14 and coincides with the day on which St. Valentine was martyred. The popularity of Valentine’s Day is titanic and it's observed as a holiday in several international countries along with the United States.
On Valentine’s Day, lovers exchange gifts such as Silver Rings, Gold Rings, and valentine cards. People also donate to charity and gift sweets in this day. Flowers are the most famous items for Valentine's Day. Among flowers, the rose is most appreciated and proficient. It is said that crimson rose is proficient to express love whereas yellow rose and other flower are gifted for natural friendship.
This day is closely marked with the aid of mutual exchange of love notes or valentines gift among the lovers. Previously, handwritten love notes and love poems have been exchanged, but later from 19th-century onward-mass scale production of Greeting Cards started out. This improvement also gave rise to the commercialisation of so far a sacred Valentine’s Day.
The main symbols of Valentine's Day are the heart-formed outlines and the figures of winged Cupid. Numerous gift items flood the gift shops, as Valentine’s Day gets closer. Customised valentine cards also are a major attraction of the gifts stores. Greeting Cards websites include new and clean valentine e-cards. E-cards cover huge themes on valentine like valentine kiss cards, valentine flowers cards, valentine teddy cards, valentine friend’s cards and so forth.
Valentine cards are a great way to convey the soft feelings of individuals. After Christmas cards, valentine cards are the most circulated cards. This day is more popular in women than men, a source says. A massive amount of data is circulated through numerous mediums on special Valentine day ideas and suggestions, party destinations, gift stores, flower shops etc. Newspapers, TV channels and radio channels air programs and stories associated with the day from weeks earlier than the actual Valentine's Day.
From a week earlier than 14th February, a party of valentine week starts. Each day has a distinct theme like 7th Rose Day, 8th Propose Day, 9th Chocolate Day, 10th Teddy Day, 11th Promise Day, 12th Kiss Day, 13th Hug Day and finally Valentine’s Day on 14th.
Lovers, married couples, and everyone looks ahead to Valentine's Day impatiently. A lot of people express their feelings of love for the first time to their sweethearts on this day. Proposals are taken in positive spirit as the part of proposed. Rings are exchanged and love is shared.
All over the world, enthusiastic lovers devised various gifts and practices to show their devotion to their lovers on Valentine’s Day. In some places, wooden spoons had been carved with hearts and keys to reveal how the recipient could unlock their heart. All over the world, names have been drawn from bowls then pinned to their sleeves to express their love to their chosen Valentine. Men offered gifts of clothing to their loved ones. When the woman has accepted, they were then betrothed.
Although those customs did not continue to exist, this unofficial holiday is today one of the preferred holidays of the year. Today, we ship playing cards, gift candy, flowers and precious jewels to our loved ones. Romantic candlelight dinners are enjoyed by lovers around the world. We all have the great St. Valentine to thank for this lovable celebration and in the modern world, we have our jewellers to thank for adding that sparkly, extra but special touch for our loved one, whether it be a silver ring, a gold ring, a watch or a personalised bracelet; Love is indeed sublime.
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