2016-02-05 06:30:48

Sales Calendar Update: Time to find something special for your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is a time when people show love, affection and friendship. It is celebrated in many ways worldwide and falls on February 14 each year. The origins of Valentine's Day are not clear, but many sources believe that it stems from the story of St.Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on or around February 14 in the year 270. It is still a mystery how he became the patron saint of lovers, but one theory is that the church used the day of St.Valentine’s martyrdom to Christianize the old Roman Lupercalia, a pagan festival held around the middle of February. The ancient ceremony included putting girls’ names in a box and letting the boys draw them. Couples would then be paired off until the following year.

Modern traditions are less fateful. Traditionally people celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing appreciation for the ones they love. Some people go for a romantic dinner at a restaurant while others may choose this day to propose or get married. Many people give greeting cards, chocolates, jewelry or flowers to their partners or admirers on Valentine’s Day.

It’s true that real feelings are expressed every day through care, support and in other intangible ways. But who doesn’t like getting an extra sign of love in the form of a gift? Take a look at this short list of websites that offer gift ideas. We hope it makes it easier for you to show your love and appreciation to the one you love:


Surprise your sweetheart with an uncommon gift this Valentine’s day! And remember that for true love there are no limits, just like for Parcl there are no shipping barriers. Enjoy your St.Valentine’s Day!
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