Sunday, February 4, 2007

Valentine's Day, why not send roses

A Special I Love You Fabulous Roses If you really want to steal someone's heart or make any day as magical as Valentine's Day, why not send roses along with an "I Love You" note and a beautiful love poem.

Make valentine gift "Clip Hearts "

Clip Hearts

1. Craft foam hearts (ours are 3/4 inch and
11/4inches across)
2. Hot glue
3. Click-style barrettes (also known as contour clips)
4. Scissors
5. Colored card stock
6. Marker

1. Arrange two or three craft foam hearts as you like and hot-glue them
together. (Draw and cut your own hearts, using our templates or
check your craft store for precut foam hearts.)
2. Glue the hearts to the wide end of the hair clip and let the glue set.
3. Cut a heart from the card stock. Write your message on the heart, then
clip the barrette to it.

Make Her Love You With Flowers

From generation to generation, women have always loved receiving the gift of flower Simply put, flora are a symbol of life and beauty and thus, when received, women don't just feel vibrant and full of life, they feel beautiful and incredibly special.

by :Andre Cross

Spa Gift Certificate for valentine'day

Spa Gift Certificate. Spa package and gift certificates are popular with gals and guys. Imagine getting your skin rejuvenated...or pedicure and manicures by styling...dietary counseling...dry rough skin gently removed...all-over relaxing body massage! Many local area day spas offer the perfect Valentine gift idea, and offer great packages and prices. Tune in and search your local market for online spa gift certificate packages that guarantee to make Valentines a sensory remembrance.

Gift to make and eat thaifood

Gift to make and eat thaifood,thaiparty food . You need a food idea for party plans? A variety of impressive but easy party... Gourmet Thai Party Food-Easy

Valentine gift idea "silver frog "

For a truly unique gift for him - let him know he's your prince Charming
This sterling silver frog wears a crown fit for a prince. Choose carefully: As soon as your Prince Charming sees the box with the words, "you are my prince," written on it, he'll know he's finally won you over.

Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets

Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets Make Romance a Gourmet AffairIt’s never to early to search for great Valentine’s Day gift ideas; if your search has brought you here, then it must be clear to you that Valentine’s Day gift baskets are the perfect way to show your love or say “I’m thinking of you” on Valentine’s Day! Indulge with gourmet gift baskets that show off your great taste.

Friday, February 2, 2007

History of St. Valentine the many

February 14 was traditionally dedicated to two ancient martyrs named Valentine.[3] They are listed in early martyrologies under the date of February 14, which is likely the date of their deaths.[4] There is a third St. Valentine from Africa who was also martyred on February 14, but he did not get a saint's day. Very little historically accurate information exists on any of these Valentines. The Valentines honored on February 14 are:
Valentine of Rome (Valentinus presb. m. Romae): a priest in Rome who suffered martyrdom about AD 269 and was buried on the Via Flaminia. His relics are at the Church of Saint Praxed in Rome. [5] and at Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland. According to a biography of Saint Valentine by Robert Sabuda, the priest was also a doctor who would treat patients even if they could not pay him. It is said his miracle was curing a difficult case of blindness in a young girl.
Valentine of Terni (Valentinus ep. Interamnensis m. Romae): He became bishop of Interamna (modern Terni) about AD 197 and is said to have been killed during the persecution of Emperor Aurelian. He is also buried on the Via Flaminia, but in a different location than Valentine of Rome. His relics are at the Basilica of Saint Valentine in Terni (Basilica di San Valentino).
Some sources say the Valentine linked to romance is Valentine of Rome, others say Valentine of Terni. The Bollandists have concluded that the two were originally the same person.
The name Valentine comes from the Latin word valor, meaning worthy.[6] The Catholic Church formally recognized a total of eleven Valentine's days. Besides February 14, these include January 7, May 2, July 16, August 31, September 2, October 25, November 1 and November 3, November 11, November 13, and December 16. Valentin Faustino Berri Ochoa, whose saint's day is November 1, lived in the nineteenth century. The Orthodox Church recognizes a somewhat different list of Valentine's days[7]. Although no connection between St. Valentine and love is mentioned in any early account, there are several later legends that make such a connection. See Medieval and modern times
The Roman Catholic Calendar of Saints, known officially as the Roman Martyrology, was revised in 1969 so that all of the Valentine's days were officially dropped. The liturgical Feast of St. Valentine is now restricted to the diocese of Rome. For the global Catholic Church, February 14 is the Feast of Ss. Cyril and Methodius.

Valentine's Day

Saint Valentine's Day or Valentine's Day falls on February 14. It is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other; sending Valentine's cards, candy, or Donations to Charities, often anonymously. It is very common to present flowers on Valentine's Day. The holiday is named after two men, both Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines". Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards. The Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. The association estimates that women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.

In the United States, the marketing of Valentine's Day has tagged it as a "Hallmark holiday".