The holiday's roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day. www.infoplease.com/spot/valentinesdayhistory.html)
Once again its that time of year where we start to think about that day... you know the one where we get all gooey and loved up and think about which fluffy teddy bear we can buy our loved one.... hang on a second...we probably aren't teenagers anymore are we... and some of the offerings in the shops these days leave a lot to be desired.
The other thing that is sometimes a bit too much at this time of year is the price hike that some restaurants put on their menus for certain days... and how difficult is it to get a table.... and really do you want to share such an intimate, romantic day with everyone else crammed into a small space?
Why not make your loved one a gorgeous romantic meal at home! Lets do a little ground work first though... make sure you can be totally alone - if you have kids can they have a sleep over somewhere?
Next make sure the table will look lovely, some cute heart candles, some red napkins maybe? Don't forget to plan time in to have a gorgeous outfit ready, and book some spa time if you want your nails and hair doing... staying in doesn't mean you shouldn't make an effort ! (and yes GENTS this applies to you, your lady will LOVE a groomed man!)
How about something a little different this year? I have some fabulous ideas just here that might inspire you. Hop over to their FB/shop pages and have a look, they are fabulous and might win over a heart or two... plus some beauty ideas to make sure you are looking divine!
Handmade Valentine Cards Facebook.com/beckscreative
Beautiful Gifts For Her https://etsy.com/shop/proggyandtweed
Hand Decorated Champagne Glasses https://www.facebook.com/trulycreativegifts/
Handmade Gift Shop www.facebook.com/hewsonandnash
Something a little naughty? http://www.silkgarters.co.uk/roses-are-red-wedding-garter...
Papercut Art https://m.facebook.com/KPCuts/
Folded Book Art https://www.facebook.com/TheKnottedHandkerchief/
Custom Artwork https://www.facebook.com/Nellie-Doodles-2356840464...
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If you really do want to go out to eat and not have all the hard work then make sure you ring and book early - ask for a secluded table (a good restaurant will gladly oblige). Why not ask for a bottle of something delicious to be on the table waiting for you as well!! Make it a night to really feel the love !
Happy Loving !
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