This Valentine's Day @andtermeer.co and I are stopping work at a normal time, grabbing happy hour, and making lamb and cous cous for dinner at home (unless we overstay our happy hour and just eat tacos... Which I'm fine with too 😊) love you husband!! X
Happy #valentinesday! 💕Why do celebrate our love on February 14th and why do we send floral bouquets and love letters to significant others, friends, and family? Read below! Thank you @proflowers for the history lesson! 🤓💘
The history of Valentine’s Day, legend says, originated during the third century in Rome. During this time, Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers, so he outlawed marriage for young men. A young priest named Valentine was furious with this injustice and defied Claudius by continuing to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. Claudius eventually discovered Valentine’s actions and sentenced him to death.
During his time in jail, Valentine fell in love with his jailer’s daughter, who visited him in prison. Before he was put to death, Valentine sent a letter to the girl and signed it, “From Your Valentine” — an expression we still use today. Valentine was executed on February 14, 270 AD. Later, around 496 AD, Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 a day to honor Valentine, who by that time had become a saint.
Today, we continue to honor St. Valentine and recall the history of Valentine’s Day each year on February 14 by celebrating our love for significant others, friends, and family. The middle of February has been a time for fertility festival celebrations, so it is no wonder Valentine’s Day flowers are often the Valentine’s Day gift of choice around this time of year. For centuries, flowers have 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. Today, people continue to send flowers on special occasions or to express sentiments of love and admiration.
My quick try to snap a shot of these beautiful products whilst keeping toddler/baby hands out of the frame attempt at a flat lay. All this plus a cup of coffee + delicious baked goods available on Thursday at my Popup. @firstvillagecoffee@lghcandleco@breakoutpressco