It's Amore! Creative Ways to Show Your Love, XO

WELCOME GOOD DAY STATELINE AND ALL!

Love is in the air as much-awaited Valentine's Day will be celebrated by loved ones of all ages on February 14. The day is known for gifts, fancy dinner dates, and an overall celebration of love, here are a few ideas to help celebrate!




Precious Moments - Porcelain Gifts, Figurines & Collectibles


Perfect For All of Life's Memorable Moments. Precious Moments, Made With Heart. Handmade Collectibles. Gifts for All Occasions. Inspirational Items. Models: Figurines, Ornaments, Annual Nutcracker, Nativity Sets!




Melissa’s produce 

Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, and Gift Baskets. Melissa’s Produce sells specialty produce, including baby vegetable gifts, okinawan sweet potatoes, coquitos, banana leaves, and more!


Staub - cookware to create the perfect meal


Staub has Premium Cookware, Home & Kitchen Products on Food52. The Staub cast iron cocotte is unsurpassed for slow-cooking meats and vegetables to tender perfection, and for simmering hearty stews and soups.


Baketivity 


Face-Bake DIY Cookies With Pictures On Them Kit | Custom CookiesFor Kids | Baketivity!

Science Never Tasted So Good. Discover Tasty Recipes And Hands-On Kitchen Experimentation. Build Kitchen Confidence! Inspire Creativity And Curiosity In The Kitchen With Cooking. Baketivity Baking kits are about creating family fun moments that allow parent and children to bond over baking.




BEDHEAD PJ

Bedhead Pajamas is made from organically Grown Cotton. Constructed with eco-friendly materials and trims. Pajama Embroidery Options are available. BedHead PJ chic offering of womens pajamas , sleepwear, and loungewear for the woman who appreciates fun style.





Zak’s Design!


Dress the table with fun durable plates for adults and kids zak! designs. This 12-piece colorful melamine dinnerware set contains 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, and 4 individual bowls that are great for both indoor and outdoor use.




Insta 360 Go 2 Camera


Instagram 360 Go 2 is the size of your thumb and it captures the clearest images and videos! 


For our littlest viewers, get ready for super-powered adventures with Baby Shark and his friends in the brand-new DVD release, Baby Shark’s Big Show! Super Shark! Available on February 1, 2022, this DVD features eight exciting episodes and three bonus shorts from Nickelodeon’s new preschool series Baby Shark’s Big Show, co-produced with The Pinkfong Company, the global entertainment company behind the beloved children’s brand Pinkfong. Swim and sing along with Baby and his friends as they become superheroes, play on a game show, brave the dark depths of Wavey Jones’ Locker, and more!


WINE SQUAD WINES IN COLLABORATION WITH HUMANITY WINE CO


Gifting with gratitude, this Case Of Wine Will Be The Best Gift You Purchase For Yourself Or A Loved One! Wine Squad is known for bringing friends and families together to find a common ground, good wine, laughter and being philanthropic all at the same time!


So we challenge you to think about who is in your squad that will help make life a better place for a child?


Wine Squad helps to build stability for aging out orphaned youth. We donate 50% of our profits to fund programs that combat sex slavery, poverty, abuse and abandonment for the most vulnerable youth, the aging out orphan population. You can make a difference for one child or many when you purchase Wine Squad wine now! 



Valentine's Day: History of its name


Valentine's Day has been named after Saint Valentine, a priest who was believed to have secretly helped Christian couples get married. This was a move against the Roman Emperor Claudius II because the emperor did not allow men to get married.


Saint Valentine was of the view that single men were better and more dedicated soldiers. Saint Valentine did not agree with this ideology and facilitated the weddings of couples in love. Due to this, he was beheaded by the Emperor.


Before the beheading was done, while imprisoned, Valentine's used to care for his fellow prisoners and also his jailor's blind daughter. Legend has it that Valentine cured the girl's blindness and that his final act before being executed was to write her a love message signed 'from your Valentine'. He was then executed on February 14 in the year 270 AD.


It wasn't until more than 200 years later, that February 14 was proclaimed as St Valentine's Day. By this time Rome had become Christian and the Catholic Church was determined to stamp out any remaining paganism. A pagan fertility ritual was held in February each year and the Pope abolished this festival and proclaimed 14 February Saint Valentine's Day, thus establishing this feast day on the Catholic Calendar of Saints.


How Valentine's Day got linked with love?


The poet Geoffrey Chaucer, author of 'The Canterbury Tales', who lived during the Middle Ages was the first to link St Valentine with romantic love. This was the beginning of the tradition of courtly love, a ritual of expressing love and admiration, usually in secret.


This custom spread throughout Europe and stories grew about a High Court of Love where female judges would rule on issues related to love on 14 February each year. Historians believe that these meetings were in fact gatherings where people read love poetry and played games of flirtation.


The older practice of sending love messages gradually developed into people sending special cards expressing their affection. These cards were beautiful creations handmade by the sender and individually designed to show how much they loved the recipient. Cards would usually contain sentimental verse, proclaiming the beauty of the receiver and how much they were loved.


Initially, it was about having one valentine throughout the year. But it later evolved in the 19th century and sparked questions about the sincerity of exchanging pre-printed cards and the sanity of spending exorbitant amounts of money on them.


Valentine's Day and the exchange of valentines were a way that people in the emerging middle class in the 19th century negotiated that complicated relationship between romantic love and the economic reality of marriage.


Interesting, right?! Happy Valentine’s Day friends, I hope it’s a day filled with love, friendship and family. X