Friday, January 24, 2014

Valentine Bows and Ideas

What is Valentines Day?
Saint Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,[1] is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them.
St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. During his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell.[2] Today, Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion,[3] as well as in the Lutheran Church.[4] The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine's Day, albeit on July 6th and July 30th, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni). In Brazil, the Dia de São Valentim is recognized on June 12.
The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[5]

Historical facts

Shrine of St. Valentine in Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland.

Numerous early Christian martyrs were named Valentine.[6] The Valentines honored on February 14 are Valentine of Rome (Valentinus presb. m. Romae) and Valentine of Terni (Valentinus ep. Interamnensis m. Romae).[7] Valentine of Rome was a priest in Rome who was martyred about AD 496 and was buried on the Via Flaminia. The relics of Saint Valentine were kept in the Church and Catacombs of San Valentino in Rome, which "remained an important pilgrim site throughout the Middle Ages until the relics of St. Valentine were transferred to the church of Santa Prassede during the pontificate of Nicholas IV".[8][9] The flower-crowned skull[10] of St Valentine is exhibited in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome. Other relics are found at Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church in Dublin, Ireland.[11] Valentine of Terni became bishop of Interamna (modern Terni) about AD 197 and is said to have been martyred during the persecution under Emperor Aurelian. He is also buried on the Via Flaminia, but in a different location than Valentine of Rome. His relics are at the Basilica of Saint Valentine in Terni (Basilica di San Valentino). Jack B. Oruch states that "abstracts of the acts of the two saints were in nearly every church and monastery of Europe."[12] The Catholic Encyclopedia also speaks of a third saint named Valentine who was mentioned in early martyrologies under date of February 14. He was martyred in Africa with a number of companions, but nothing more is known about him.[13] Saint Valentine's head was preserved in the abbey of New Minster, Winchester, and venerated.[14]
February 14 is celebrated as St Valentine's Day in various Christian denominations; it has, for example, the rank of 'commemoration' in the calendar of saints in the Anglican Communion.[3] In addition, the feast day of Saint Valentine is also given in the calendar of saints of the Lutheran Church.[4] However, in the 1969 revision of the Roman Catholic Calendar of Saints, the feast day of Saint Valentine on February 14 was removed from the General Roman Calendar and relegated to particular (local or even national) calendars for the following reason: "Though the memorial of Saint Valentine is ancient, it is left to particular calendars, since, apart from his name, nothing is known of Saint Valentine except that he was buried on the Via Flaminia on February 14."[15] The feast day is still celebrated in Balzan (Malta) where relics of the saint are claimed to be found, and also throughout the world by Traditionalist Catholics who follow the older, pre-Second Vatican Council calendar. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, St. Valentine's Day is celebrated on July 6th, in which Saint Valentine, the Roman presbyter, is honoured; furthermore, the Eastern Orthodox Church obsesrves the feast of Hieromartyr Valentine, Bishop of Interamna, on July 30th (source:wikipedia-valentines day)

I love making different kinds of bows for different occasions during my past time. It become my obsession, especially when occasions like Valentines Day is coming up. So, I gather my stuff and make beautiful bows for Valentines. You can make your bows in different sizes based on the size of your gift. Here are some Valentine bows that I made, which are perfect for decorating your gifts for love ones.
Here are some different designs
Besides red you can use pink as a Valentine colors too. I think pink is nice and delicate because its very feminine and sweet. The color red represents heat and passion, while the color pink represents romance and charm, both represent love.
         1-use poly ribbon if you want to make this kind of design, you can order them online.
         2-use smaller scissor to cut the ribbon, it's much easier to make designs.
         3-use tape dispenser, it's easy to cut your tape and hassle free.
         4-make sure your bow size is the right size for your gift.
In the Philippines, Valentine's Day is called Araw ng mga Puso ("Hearts Day"), and is celebrated in much the same manner as in the West. It is usually marked by a steep increase in the price of flowers, particularly red roses.
I bet some of you are excited already this upcoming valentines day I'm excited too, make sure to plan ahead what to do and what to get for your special someone and what to wear too just in case you have a date(wink).


Here's a cute idea to wrap up and decorate a valentine gift.

Very easy and simple yet pretty I'm sure whoever will gets it will giggle with too much joy.
Here's another idea that I came up with.

My husband bought a valentine candies the other day it surprises me because he bought candies early, he said that its on display already in the store so he grab some for everybody to try. So that's the lid of the candy box that I used as a valentine wreath that I hanged on the door, Isn't that cute? the box says happy valentines day on it, so I think it's a cool idea to recycle it and use it as a decoration.
 If you have more lids with different designs on it you can add on maybe two more at the bottom to make it longer that would be nice too, maybe I'll ask my hubby to buy more candies then so that I can use the lid to add into the one that I had lol.

Alright LOVE,LOVE,LOVE everyone see you again next time.   
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