Last year flew by and I have a feeling this year is going to follow suit. It's nearly the end of January already which means Spring will be here before you know it (I certainly hope we'll get an early Spring this year!) and the one of the first holidays of the year will quickly be upon us...Valentine's Day.
While I don't really do a lot of the commercialism of these types of holidays except, of course, for Halloween, I truly appreciate the stories and meanings behind them.
Valentine's Day, for example, is in honor of several Saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of which were martyred; persecuted or killed for following or not following certain beliefs or causes.
One legend says one of the Saints actually sent the very first valentine to a young girl, potentially his jailor's daughter, whom he had fallen in love with. Supposedly the letter was signed "From your Valentine," a phrase still widely used today in association with Valentine's Day!
The holiday itself didn't become connected to romance and love until much later on; as far back as the middle ages in fact.
Fast forward to 2013 and people celebrate this romantic holiday with cards, chocolates and flowers among other things.
While I don't get into much of the 'festivities' of the holiday (much to my boyfriend's relief I might add), I do appreciate some good chocolates, especially those delicious looking chocolate covered strawberries above from Shari's Berries! Why stop there, though, when you can choose from chocolate covered cherries, cake pops, and foreign cookies, along with Valentine's Day related cookies, floral arrangements, wine and a plethora of other romantic and delicious treats. Not only that, but with these coupon codes you can use from Shari's Berries, you'll have V-Day covered for yourself or your loved one(s)!
Disclaimer: This was a sponsored post on behalf of Shari's Berries and their line of Valentine's Day products. I was monetarily compensated for my post.