Published in Issue 20, December 2012Written by Tracey from WowThankYou
The Power Of Love
Officially St Valentine’s Day was first associated with the concept of romantic love by Geoffrey Chaucer in the Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which love was expressed by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greetings. Valentine's Day symbols still used today include the heart, doves, and the winged Cupid. Since the Victorian age handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. Now St Valentine’s Day is a big money spinner and a welcome halfway point between Christmas and Easter for retailers. St Valentine’s Day 2013 will hopefully provide some respite for the restaurant trade as well as florists and chocolatiers.
For your valentine this year, why not make it extra special with something personalised and unique? It’ll be worth it ;)