Valentine’s Gifts For Teachers
Valentine’s Day, the universal festival of affection, is around the corner as is the unceasing problem of what to gift and what not to gift?
As soon as February dawns, markets get overwhelmed with mushy Valentine’s Day gifts to bait starry-eyed shoppers. Heart-shaped candy boxes, cupid figurines, chocolate boxes enveloped by red ribbons and cuddly soft-toys can be spotted in each store. So much so, that the real importance of the day is being weakened under the impact of developing commercialization. People enjoy meaningless shopping without giving a satisfactory idea to what they are purchasing and for whom.
Facts about Valentines Day
It is important to understand the advancement of Valentine’s Day throughout the years and the real significance of Valentine’s gifts, before starting the chase for vital gifts for your friends and family.
Valentine’s Day, February 14, is named after a Christian martyr, named Valentine. As per Saint Valentine’s account, the priest was also a specialist and treated patients even if they couldn’t pay him. During a prohibition on marriages of Roman soldiers by Emperor Claudius II, Saint Valentine secretly orchestrated marriages. He was martyred for rehearsing Christianity. On the evening before Valentine was to be martyred, he passed an affection note to his corrections officer’s little girl that read, “From your Valentine”, and henceforth the day got associated with adoration and sentiment.
Initially, the day was set apart by shared trade of affection notes as “Valentines”. During the nineteenth century, welcoming cards supplanted handwritten notes and in the second 50% of the twentieth century, the act of trading cards was extended to a wide range of mushy gifts such as roses and chocolates. Recently, Valentine’s Day has become an occasion for gifting adornments.