Everything You Need To Know About Valentine's Day:
Valentine’s Day is celebrated to cherish those we love most. But what do you know about Valentine’s Day? When is Valentine’s Day Celebrated? Who is St. Valentine? How did Valentine’s Day Begin?
Read on to discover everything you need to know about Valentine’s Day, as well as our top 10 tips on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in 2022:
When is Valentine’s Day 2022:
Valentine’s day is celebrated every year on the 14th of February. This year, Valentine’s Day falls on Monday 14th February 2022.
How did Valentine’s Day start?
Valentine’s Day is believed to have originate from a Roman festival called Lupercalia. This festival took place in the middle of February, signifying the start of spring.
During these celebrations, boys drew girls names from a jar and they would be paired off to be boyfriend and girlfriend for the festival. Sometimes they'd even get married!
However, you may be surprised to know that Valentine’s Day hasn’t always been a day to celebrate love. It was only until the Middle Ages when St. Valentine became the patron saint of love in both France and England.
Where is Valentine’s Day Celebrated?
Valentine’s day is celebrated all over the globe. In the UK, celebrations started during the 17th century. Valentine’s is celebrated on the 14th of February in many countries such as the UK, USA, France, and Spain.
There are exceptions to the rule, Valentine’s day is not celebrated on the 14th of February in Brazil. In fact, Brazilians celebrate the holiday on the 12th of June and the festival is called ‘Dia dos Namorados’ (Lover's Day).
Who was St Valentine?
The story around who St Valentine was remains somewhat of a mystery. Many believe that he was a Roman priest during the third century AD.
One account states that he may have been a temple priest who was beheaded for helping Christian couples get married.
An alternative account claims that St. Valentine may have been the Bishop of Terni who was martyred by Claudius II.
How To Celebrate Valentine's Day in 2022:
Valentine’s is a time to celebrate those we love most. Whether your Valentine is your partner, friend, sister, daughter or mother, it can be a little tricky to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day.
Although things look a little different this year, there are still lots of ways to make Valentine’s special for the one you love. That’s why we’ve put together a simple guide on how to celebrate Valentine’s day in 2022. From personalised gifts to fun activities, we’ve got you covered:
5 Meaningful Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas:
Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift idea? Flowers and chocolates are a little cliched. This year, in particular, a gift with meaning will show how much thought you have put into the day.
Each Lily Blanche piece of jewellery has a special meaning behind it. From engravable photo lockets, sparkling earrings and heart necklaces, we’ll help you choose the perfect gift!
1. Engraved Necklace:
Make it personal with our engravable lockets. Add a bespoke message for the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift.
Our Favourite Quotes For Engraving Your Valentine’s Day Gift:
Will you Marry Me
Love You Always
Treasure Your Memories
Follow Your Dreams
Family: Where Life Begins And Love Never Ends
Always My Mother, Forever My Friend
2. Photo lockets
Keep loved ones close with a personalised photo locket. Even when you can’t be together, they can always keep you close.
Whether it’s a photo of their furry friend, a picture of both of you together or a snap of their favourite memory, a photo locket makes the perfect meaningful Valentine’s Day gift.
3. Personalised Heart Bangle
This sweet sterling silver heart bangle features a little locket where you can keep your most treasured photos inside making a truly bespoke Valentine's Day gift for a loves one.
4. Heart Earrings
Say it from the heart with our Heart Earrings. Choose from gold, silver and rose gold. These gorgeous filigree heart earrings make the perfect heartfelt gift. Pair with our matching locket for a coordinated look.
5. Secret Heart Locket
This sweet silver heart locket can be engraved with a special message and filled with a cherished photo. The perfect gift to show your love this Valentine's Day.
Top 5 Valentine’s Day Activities:
1. Surprise breakfast in bed:
Sometimes it’s the little things in life. Whether you whip up some scrumptious home-cooked waffles for your partner, heart-shaped pancakes for your mum or even a breakfast in bed for yourself, this is sure to go down a treat.
2. Virtual painting class:
Let’s get creative! Embrace your artistic side by signing up to an online painting class. Whether you fancy learning a new skill or just want to have some fun, painting is the perfect activity. Research shows that doing activities like painting together releases oxytocin, making it an excellent way to bond.
3. Dine-in together when apart:
Learn how to make some of your favourite cocktails or mocktails by signing up to an online mixology class. Whether you’d like to master how to make the perfect old-fashioned for your Valentine or your favourite French martini, it’s the perfect way to get creative whilst bonding at the same time.
4. Create a themed night:
If cocktails are not your thing, why not sign up to an online cooking class? Sign up for a pre-recorded class or why not participate in a live session. Take it up a notch and try a “cook off” – make your significant other a dish and rate each other’s meals out of 10.
Top tip - If you’re celebrating from afar, why not try send each other a mystery basket of ingredients and see what your Valentine can come up with?
We’re all missing our favourite holiday destinations more than ever. Why not bring your favourite destination home? Maybe you planned on visiting Italy this year, why not cook your favourite Italian food, complimented by a perfect Italian wine.
5). Watch a movie together online:
Don’t let social distancing get in the way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Why not download Zoom or a third-party app to help you watch your favourite movie or series together online, even if you live far apart. For zoom, simply create an account, schedule a meeting and share your screen to watch together. Don’t forget the popcorn!
Love All Ways:
Whether your Valentine is a partner, friend or you're enjoying some self care, we wrap your gift in a luxury gift-tied ribbon box with gorgeous scented tissue paper.
All you have to do is select your favourite piece and our team will do the rest. Make it extra special and add in a Valentine’s gift message at the checkout