Hello my loves! Happy love day. I hope all of you are gearing up for a day full of fun and romance; or maybe even a full weekend full who knows? Well today’s post is going to be a little different. Today I want to maybe help some people, congratulate some people and share some facts. Don’t worry though they all revolve around this day of love called Valentines.
So first I want to start out with hopefully helping some of y’all out. I know a lot of you are VERY busy like me and may have forgotten to plan anything for Valentines so here is a simple date idea to help you out.
MYSTERY DINNER DATE!
This is an easy, maybe cheap, date idea the my husband and I have used several times and can be super fun and romantic.
- A cup or a jar
- Popsicle sticks (10-12)
- A sharpie
- A blindfold
So real easy. Write the name of a different restaurant on the Popsicle sticks. Put the sticks in the cup or jar. Blindfold your significant other and hand them the cup and let them choose one stick. Go to the restaurant for dinner. Enjoy being spontaneous and just feeling young again!
Second I would like to wish a very happy anniversary to my uncle Randy and aunt Linda! I am so happy you guys found each other and have been together for so long. I love you both so much and wish you many more anniversaries, Congratulations!
Last I wanted to share some interesting history about Valentines day I found. This could be some great material if you have a first date tonight or just want to impress a history buff like myself.
- Valentines day comes from the Roman festival of Lupercalia. The festival was to celebrate Spring, Fertility and lovers.
- Lupercalia was replaced at the end of the 5th Century. Pope Gelasius 1 renamed the day Saint Valentines Day.
- Although named in the 5th Century St.Valentines was not celebrated as romantic until the end of the 14th Century.
- It’s believed St.Valentines is romantic because Saint Valentine of Terni secretly defied the Emperor and married couples to save the husbands from war.
- Formal handmade Valentines first appeared in the 1500’s and by the late 1700’s were being commercially made. Although the U.S. didn’t start commercially making Valentines until the late 1800’s.
- It’s believed that Cupid,hearts, and birds are the most popular pictures for Valentines because they symbolize the origin of Valentines, the base of the emotion of love, and the Spring.
- Saint Valentines day is very popular and is most commonly celebrated in:
- The U.S.
- South Korea
- The Philippines where Valentines day is common day for mass weddings and mass anniversaries.
Well guys remember, today is about love. Love yourself, love others, and love the world. I hope at the very least you learned some cool facts. As always love Bennita’s House.