Saturday, February 10, 2007

valentine's day ideas

History of Valentine's Day:

One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men -- his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons where they were often beaten and tortured.
According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl -- who may have been his jailor's daughter -- who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure.

here are some things I've seen......

box full of reasons why you love him/her, love quotes, scripture verses etc... and add to it through out the year... building a collection.
picnic dinner
notes all over his/her door
personal favorites CD
miniture scrapbook..... to carry around with pictures of the two of you and notes for him/her

Valentine's sugar cookies

what are some of your ideas?????


Ashley Brennan said...

"Girltalk" blog had some ideas last year ... one I liked was the "Fourteen Days of Valentine's." It's too late to start now, but the idea is similar to the "Twelve Days of Christmas."

Begin 14 days before Valentine's Day giving a gift or note or doing something special each day to build up to February 14th.

Here's the link to the website

Karuso said...

thanks ash! maybe i could do... 14 days of valentines day...starting from te 14th and going 14 more days??
is that what you're doing for craig?

i found girl talk website through another friend's blog... and i've really enjoyed it!!! in fact the girl "AMY" from February 5th's entry... is me. and her "roomate" is Melissa Roberts.

i've found it to be practical and helpful
anyways...thanks for the suggestion! tell me if you think of anything else! :)


Ashley Brennan said...

I was pretty sure that Amy was YOU. I used my detective skills and thought that it all added up to equal Amy Donell! :o) I was actually going to ask you about that.

AE said...

:) what good detective skills you have ash! you must be a Furman alumni/grad school student!!!! lol.... you're so funny ashley!

love ya lots!
amy d.