Ever wondered how Valentine's Day came to be celebrated?
It is named after St. Valentine, a 3rd century Catholic priest who took to performing hush-hush weddings for young lovers as the Emperor made marriage illegal for all young men. When the Emperor got to know of this, he handed Valentine the death penalty.
In prison, on death row, Valentine fell in love with the jailor's daughter and just before he was put to death, Valentine penned a love letter to the lass, signed 'From your Valentine' which has come to symbolize a signature of love. He was executed in mid-Feb, and as a tribute, the day is celebrated as Valentine's Day. There are dubious versions to this story but all of them portray Valentine as a romantic hero.
Over time, Valentine's Day came to be celebrated not just by lovers but also by family and friends, to convey their love. However this day is generally equated with romance. Lovers send messages with gifts that express their love.
From romantic hand-written notes in bygone times, lovers today woo with romantic cards and mementoes. Archies has special Valentine offers on cards and love messages in all shapes and sizes.
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But what better way to convey love than with flowers and more so if it is with a rose – the favourite flower of Aphrodite and Venus, the Goddesses of Love? Especially red roses that universally symbolize love.
Even the number of roses gifted conveys a message. A single red rose keeps the love message simple. Sending 6 roses says 'I want to be yours' while gifting 12 roses conveys 'Be mine'. Anything over 2 dozen roses conveys a lavish and passionate lover. And if the flowers are bought with Ferns N Petals coupons, it will make any lover seem opulent without hurting the pocket. Ferns N Petals coupons will even save enough to send a cuddly Valentine teddy from Snapdeal or Archies at special Valentine offers. Or avail of Floweraura coupons for new Valentine deals everyday till 14th February.
And how can a Valentine's Day gift be complete without chocolates? In the 16th century, Aztec bridal couples drank from a cup of cocoa and exchanged cocoa beans with their wedding vows perhaps setting the trend for lovers gifting chocolates. Chocolate gifts at Amazon, Snapdeal and Archies come with Valentine offers so you can send more than one box of sweet somethings to your love.
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