Date: Jan 12,2021

Valentine Gift Ideas

Since Valentine’s Day is celebrated on 14th of every February to pass love to their spouses, partners and sweethearts,Here are some interesting facts about the holiday dedicated to love.

Origins to a Bloody Pagan Festival

Some trace Valentine’s Day origins to a Christian effort to replace a pagan fertility festival that has been dated as far back as the 6th century B.C. During the festival of Lupercalia, Roman priests would sacrifice goats and dogs and use their blood-soaked hides to slap women on the streets, as a fertility blessing. According to legend, women would later put their names in an urn and be selected to be paired with a man for a year. 

Why ‘X’ Mean ‘Kiss’

The use of “X” came to represent Christianity, or the cross, in the Middle Ages. During the same time, the symbol was used to sign off on documents. After marking with an X, the writer would often kiss the mark as a sign of their oath. As the gesture grew among kings and commoners to certify books, letters and paperwork, these records were described as having been “sealed with a kiss.”

1 in 4 shoppers will buy flowers for their loved one, half of those being spouses

40% of the Valentine’s Day flowers sold are red roses

Flowers are the third most popular gift coming in after lingerie and chocolates

Over $2 billion will be spent on Valentine’s flowers every year

Flowers has become the Valentine’s Day gift of choice for centuries, because flowers symbolized fertility, love, marriage, and romance. The history of giving your loved one Valentine’s Day flowers comes from the old-fashioned custom of sending floral bouquets to pass on non-verbal messages. Introduced in the 18th century by Charles II of Sweden, each flower had a specific meaning attached to it, making it possible to have an entire conversation using only flowers.

Florists are probably one of the happiest groups of business people on this special day. Have you got ready for this coming busy Valentine’s Day?




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