Valentine’s Day: It’s the month of love

Are you looking for Valentines Day ideas? Don’t let the pressure to find perfect Valentines Day gifts get you down. With great Valentine gifts on Junk Mail you can show the special person in your life that you care, without spending a fortune. Read our blog for useful suggestions on what to buy this Valentines day.

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What is Valentine’s Day All About?

According to Junk Mail’s blog post “12 Interesting Facts About Valentines Day” holding a yearly celebration to commemorate love has its roots in 270 AD when Roman Emperor Claudius II banned men from marrying during wartime as he believed that single men performed better on the battlefield. Bishop Valentine continued to hold wedding ceremonies despite the emperor’s orders and the Bishop was consequently executed on 14th February.

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“According to legend it was St Valentine himself who sent the first valentine. This was in the form of a letter to his jailer’s blind daughter. He had fallen in love with her.”

St. Valentine pictured in stained-glass window at basilica in Terni, Italy
Another theory is that the festival has its origins in a pagan celebration. The Lupercalia festival celebrated fertility and honoured the Roman god of agriculture. After sacred ceremonies all the single women in the area would be matched with a bachelor and they would form a couple for a year. This pairing frequently resulted in marriages. In the middle ages countries in Europe believed that February 14 was the yearly marker for the mating season of birds. Since the 19th century Valentines day has become an international occasion. In modern times people try to find Valentines Day ideas to show their significant other that they care.

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Valentines Gifts and Ideas

From chocolates to red roses there are plenty of classic Valentines day gifts. While rushing to the shops and buying flowers is a good option you can also plan to give your partner a unique gift this year. Show your partner how much you care with one of these DIY gift ideas.

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Our first suggestion is to buy a glass jar and fill it with the reasons why you love your partner. To personalise your gift, get creative and decorate the jar with material hearts and ribbon. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a freshly made cup of tea with a heart shaped tea bag. With this loving touch you can get your Valentines day off to a good start.

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so if you are looking for Valentines gifts for him why not bake chocolate cupcakes? Give your cupcakes a romantic theme by using heart shaped baking trays. You can even use red icing to complete the Valentines day theme.

If you are looking for baking equipment, you can find affordable items for sale on Junk Mail.

Showcase your best memory by displaying a photo of you and your partner in an upcycled frame. First you will need to find a second hand frame for sale online and then you can decorate it according to your personal style. If you can’t find the right photo, why not book a photo shoot at T&M photography? With their great Valentines Day specials you can get your dream photos at an affordable cost.

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When it comes to Valentines gifts for her there are plenty of thoughtful ways for you to express your love. If you want to impress your partner, you can buy her jewellery to mark this special occasion.

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Perfume or spa vouchers are other Valentines gift ideas that will sweep your loved one off her feet. Spend some quality time with your partner away from the hustle and bustle of the city by planning a weekend away.

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One option is Hazyview Cabanas self-catering. With the Kruger National park a short drive away and plenty of other attractions in the area this is a great holiday spot. Take a look at this great deal on Junk Mail.

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If you want to create the right mood, you will need some Valentines day ideas for decorations. You can make a Valentines day tree out of felt hearts or create a romantic ambiance with candles. Red roses and Valentines day wreathes also help to create a romantic mood in your home.

Now that we have given you some great Valentines Day ideas, why not see what great Valentines gifts you can find on Junk Mail? Browse through our massive site to find the perfect Valentines Gifts for him and her without breaking the bank. Have something to sell? Show your love and place your FREE AD on Junk Mail now!

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