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What is Valentine’s Day?

On February 14th in the United Sates and many different places around the globe, lots of different things, like candies, flowers, presents, are exchanged between the loved ones. And all of this happens in the name of Saint Valentine. But this question, for which not many have the answer, is that who is tis mysterious saint? What era did he live in? So let’s try to dig into this centuries old tradition. Let’s try to find out what exactly sparks this affection at this time of the year in the name of a saint.



The history of this mysterious saint isn’t very apparent, but covered in a shroud. We know that the month of February is a romantic one, also that the day has roots in both the ancient Christian and Roman tradition. Let’s throw some light now on the history of St. Valentine and how is he associated with this annual event which is celebrated widely across the world by a large number of people.

Around 150 million cards, in the whole world, are exchanged annually. This also make Valentine’s Day the second most popular holiday when it comes to sending cards.

Two different saints, Valentine and Valentinus, are recognised by the Catholic Church, and both of these saints were martyred. There is a legend which says that Valentine was a saint who lived and served in the 3rd century in the ancient country of Rome; now that’s a long, long time ago. Now the Emperor of Rome, Claudius II had a belief that married men make poor warriors and unmarried men are better at arms, consequently, he banned marriage of young men. Valentine thought that this act wasn’t just and he continued perform the marriages of young men and women in secret. This was found out and Claudius ordered him to be executed.

There is another legend that says that Valentine was executed after he was caught helping the Christians to escape the prisons in Rome, which were extremely torturous in nature, and not so dear in the eyes of Valentine. Another story says that Valentine sent the first Valentine greeting to a young girl while in the prison, possibly the jailor’s daughter who visited him in his confinement. And before he died, it is said that he wrote this letter which was signed as “From your valentine.” This expression is still used today. The stories are unclear, and nobody knows the truth. However, Valentine in all of these stories and myths is depicted as a kind man with a heroic and loving personality. This reputation helped Valentine become one of the most popular saints in Franc and England.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.



The majority believes that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in mid-February, commemorating the death of Valentine, which probably happened in A.D. 270, while there are others who believe that the Church decide to event this day in the middle of February to Christianise Luperci, which was a pagan celebration. It was a fertility festival which was dedicate to the Roman God of agriculture, Faunus, and Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.

In the festival of Luperci, the Roman priests who were the members of this order would come together at a sacred cave, where it is believed that the founders of Rome cared for Lupda, or a she-wolf. Sacrifice of a goat and a dog would take place for fertility and purification, respectively. After that, the goat’s hide would be stripped into strips, dipped in the blood of sacrifice, and be taken to the strips. These strips would then be slapped gently on crop fields and women. The women, did not avoid this ritual and welcomed it with the thought that this would make them even more fertile in the coming year. The legend also states that the young women would place their names in an urn, which would be picked up by men; a match would be made resulting in marriage.



The festival of Lupercalia survived the early phase of Christianity but was soon considered un-Christian. February 14th was declared as Valentine’s Day by Pope Gelasius in the end of the 5th century. However, it was only associated with live in the middle ages when it was largely believed in France and England that February 14 began the mating season of birds, and thus the idea of romance stuck in Valentine’s day.

Back in the Middle Ages, written greetings were popular. In the 17th century, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated. And when the print technology developed in the 1900s, hand-written cards gained popularity. The ready-made cards were and easy way to express love and affection.

Nowadays, Valentine’s Day is celebrated widely. It has spread with the spread of Internet as more people are knowing about it. Greetings have become even more popular as printing technology is everywhere. It has become a time for lovers to spend a day together, and for those who are still wooing, it is seen as an opportunity for proposal. However, the day is not just celebrated by couples, but also by people who look upon this day as an opportunity to share gifts, presents, and joy with their loved ones.

How to make him feel special on Valentine’s Day

It is important to cherish your love for him on Valentine’s Day, and making him feel special is a part of it. The whole process needs not to be heavy on your pocket or strain your mind. Just a bit of careful planning and taking care of little details can result in the Valentine’s Day being special for him, as well as you.


Here are some ideas to make him feel special:

  • It is usually believed that men woo women, often and always. However take this Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to break this myth. Be that lady who takes care of her partner this time. This will indeed make him feel that you are putting effort in the relationship too.
  • Surprise! Yes, surprises are amazing. Aren’t they? This Valentine, make sure that you surprise him. You can do that by packing his lunch really well, or baking his favourite cake, or buying him his favourite game title; there are many ways which you yourself are familiar with. You can also book a movie ticket or ride together in a fair, ah, there is just so much that you can do to win his hear, all over again. Take care of little to big things this Valentine’s. Express him that you can take care of things too. One another great advice is to send him an invitation to spend the day and night with you. This will spark up a lot of romance.
  • Another great thing to make him feel special is by arranging a date. You can do that right in your home. Setup a nice tale, make his favourite food, play his favourite music, and do all that he likes. Dress up in a way he likes, this may just make him want you more, and more. And after you do this, make sure that you have prepared the bed well, really, really well. There are a lot of chances for things to get really spicy.
  • People love travelling. And if he loves travelling too, then go camping. If he is into adventure and stuff, go out for camping. He may like this idea. Take some days off. After a full day of travelling around, just the two of you, you will understand each other even better and realise the importance of being together and appreciating each other.
  • On this day, one other thing that you may want to do to make him feel special is dressing up. This is mentioned before and I will mention it again. If you dress up in something that he totally adores, he may not stop admiring you, and cease to lay his eyes off you. You can also chose his favourite outfit for him to wear.

There is just so much that you can do on a day like this. Presents don’t really matter. What really matters is your love and affection for him, which stands over all the other things. In short, to cherish this day, be with him. He will truly appreciate it.

How To Make Her Feel Special On Valentine’s Day

To start with, you don’t really have to wait for a day like Valentine’s Day to make someone feel that you really care, to make someone feel that they are really special in your eyes. But since we are talking about Valentine’s Day here, you can follow a few very simple principles to ease up things for yourself and make her feel special.

The first and the most important thing is knowing what makes her feel special. You know her, and you should know what makes her special. This will help you decide on your actions easily.


You must be wondering what you can do to really make her feel special or make her realise that you really care for her. Let’s be clear on this point: it doesn’t matter at all that how much you spend on the gift. What really matters is the meaningfulness of the gift and how personal it is.

“If there’s anything that you want, if there’s anything I can do; just call on me and I will send it along-with love, from me to you.” – The Beatles

If there’s just one rose, or her favourite flower that comes out unexpectedly, that will be more valuable to her than the best cup of coffee in the world. If she works hard and gets tired, a nice breakfast in bed can provide her with extreme delight. Just a nice evening walk on the beach, just when the sun is setting, can touch her soul like no other thing can. Yes, it’s very much true that money can’t buy you love; these are the little ways in which you can express your love and affection to her and make her feel special.

Now it’s really important that you know what warms up her heart. For some, it can be gifts, no surprise. It may make them feel special because you put your time thinking about it and bought her that very thing which makes her feel special. There’s nothing very much stereotypical about chocolates or flowers. They can be really special if delivered in great delight and in a special way.

Now these are just the basic things you can do. What matters too is how you present things to her. I remember a friend of mine who took her bed with rose petals all over it, woke her up in the morning with a nice breakfast on bed, and then he handed her a card, a self-made card that had all the things he loved about her. And the lady was delighted. He said that this was the best Valentine’s Day for her.

You can do something like that too, but again, remember her taste. This is very important. If you are in doubt regarding this, you can ask her friends for advice. You would not want to present her with something that she doesn’t like at all. Thing well, take your time, and remember that Valentine’s Day is to celebrate love and affection, above her.

Best Gifts for Her on Valentine’s Day

You will know it; everyone nowadays knows it unless they have been living under a rock. Yes, the day for lovers is on its way. However, the most difficult part Valentine’s Day isn’t the pricey roses or packed up eating places. The tough part here is choosing a good present that you can buy your girl. It’s important that it is not only affectionate, something that she doesn’t have, the ideal and even the proper price tag, and the most important thing is that she must adore it!

Here, we will talk something that you can present her with on this Valentine’s which she will absolutely adore.


Know Her Well, Really Well

To start with, never make a purchase because you have to do it. Girls are clever, she will figure out that you had the least interest in it and you will find yourself sitting alone somewhere. Think about her while taking any decision. Don’t take her to hill climbing if she’s startled by high places and get something fancy for girls if she is more into drink and pizza. You, being her partner, should understand and know her good taste as well as what she thinks is stupid.

Flowers Have Won Hearts, For Centuries and Ages

Ah, nothing speaks more than anything to me as a bunch of delightful and expensive roses, or no, not at all! Say no to this misunderstanding and ask her or figure out the flowers she adores the most. If she likes roses, then you get her roses, however, and if she does not like roses, then do not purchase them. Some of her dear flowers put up in her preferred colour will speak a lot compared to the stereotypical, what the red rose will ever.

Lord of the Rings

Buying a piece or a lot of jewellery confuses people, this is actually the question that sometimes the universe fails to answer. This can turn out to be quite a pricey Valentine’s present as well as something that you should be really cautious about. If you purchase her really cheap jewellery, it’ll appear cheap but yes, again, you would not desire to shell out a spectacular fortune there so pace somewhere safe and secure, something that doesn’t cost you a healthy fortune!

The Sense of Smell

Ah, this one smells good! Perfumes, I think, is naturally gifted to a woman, naturally by others. So, if she is lacking on her dear bottle, gift her one. If you’re uncertain, just go to her washroom and sniff and find out what scent she uses or just talk to any friend and ask him or her for help. It’s always advisable to be on the safer side than living with a regret later!

The Story of a Heart

Often, the most delightful gifts can’t be bought with a lot of money. You can actually revisit the very place you both met for the first time and have a nice small lunch, create a book of memories or scrapbook of different things you both have done together or you can also buy her the movie she likes on DVD, buy a fine bottle of champagne, and just relax for the evening. Try not to fall for commerce and strive to recollect the actual reason why people celebrate Valentine’s Day – to express their love, care, and affection to their beloved.

How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Her

Valentine’s Day yields lovers many different ways to express their emotions. So here we are with some advice. One of there is going to encourage you. A lot of people celebrate Valentine’s Day by displaying appreciation for the people they love or adore. Some people take their loved ones for a romantic dinner at a diner while others may choose this time to propose or wed. Many individuals give greeting cards, chocolates, jewellery or flowers, particularly roses, to their lovers or likes on Valentine’s Day. Additionally it is an opportunity to appreciate friends in some social groups and traditions.

Valentine’s Day is merely going to happen. Whether you are using the time with a partner or meeting buddies, here are a few most romantic thing and methods that that can be done on a day that allows love to bloom.


10. Valentine’s Day – All by Yourself

Celebrate simply being hot and single, and revel in some time to associate. Who says that people, in general, need a partner for that someday of the year? Go to a spa or a nice long bath with bubbles. Take a long drive and enjoy the scenery. If it’s too freezing or iced down, stay in and watch sports games or that sensual movie on cable. Some people get fluky on this day

9. Remember the Roses

Not many things in the world says “I love you” on Valentine’s Day such as a bunch of roses. Convey your words with a rose. Despite the fact that lavender (or purple) are seen more on first get-together and secret “love at first sight” days, white roses are a custom for weddings. Pink, orange, and yellow roses are viewed as affection, excitement, and friendship respectively. The yellow and pink are extremely much the same and are generally used for precisely the same events. And lastly, the red rose, just like the color declares and emphasizes beauty and love. Red roses are historically interchanged by so many people who wished to show their feelings towards another.

8. With a Little from my Friends

Valentine’s Day is typically a method to celebrate the relationship in your life, however, it’s more than a great way to show buddies just how much you value them. There are lots of methods to do this as there are friendships, and no way is correct or wrong. For some dear friends, you might give a card to say “Happy Valentine’s Day,” while with others you might go all out with a large social gathering.

7. The First Time We Were Together


There’s a real possibility that the beginning of your relationship was where you made the most attempt to let her know your affectionate side, so go ahead and turn back the clock and let her know how delightful you had been the time you were wooing her?

Women cherish it when men bear in mind details from when they were still learning about one another. Remember the number one date, and take her to the same place, get the identical food and do the same things which first sparked your relationship.

6. A Wonderful Romantic Date

Okay, so you may not be able to pull off something like “Titanic” date but surely you can swing with your love. Occasionally the very best Valentine’s Day souvenir you’ll be able to give is the gift of continuous time together. You don’t really need to leave the house in order to make Valentine’s Day wonderful. Come up with how great it would be to invest the entire day in bed together. Switch off your cell phones, don’t answer the door and relish one another.

5. The Sweetness of Sweets for Your Sweet

The star of the very show. It’s the truth that chocolate has a striking average of around 1.000 with regards to a present, so why not turn the entire day into one, long tasty gift? If you are getting something for a high school classmate, get a small container of those sugary hearts with the little quotes on them. If you want, you can also make a chocolate recipe alongside someone else on Valentine’s Day.

4. Look Charming

This is a very special day so pull out all of the stops and get dressed in your very best. No matter what your plans are, no matter you’ve got a reservation at a classy restaurant or you’re eating a romantic meal together at home — getting dressed up and good grooming will make the occasion feel phenomenal. Most ladies love enjoying an opportunity to get all dolled up, and you may both enjoy appearing the best while spending time together.

3. Cards Are a Great Way to Remember and get remembered

A card can have more meaning to it if it’s made by you rather than buying a card off the rack. Use your own words to explain the partner you’re presenting it to. Create a poem or a note of appreciation. Add a little “copyrighted” logo on the back of the card for fun.

2. The Times We Spent Together is All I Remember

Set aside some time what’s essential and spend quality time with your beloved. The simplest way to bond with loved ones is to contain them in your day. Head out to a nice restaurant or create a wonderful dinner. Cuddle with your companion on a couch and see a movie. Try to avoid distractions, for instance, flipping through the internet, chatting by phone while around people, or choosing to do other things on your own or some other people.

1. She Loves You, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

The simplest way to propose to the woman of your dreams is on Valentine’s Day. If you’ve been thinking about asking her to marry to you, there’s no time like Valentine’s Day for a romantic proposal. The day is intended for lovers, in any case, and getting down upon one knee along with a ring or red rose is one of the best ways you can profess your love for the woman.