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St. Valentines Day.

Celebrated February 13-15th, Lupercalia was a Pagan festival that St. Valentine’s day is derived from. Originally Lupercalia was a fertility festival that honored Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture. By the end of the 5th century Lupercalia was banned and deemed un-Christian, so Pope Gelasius the first declared February 14th St. Valentine’s day in order to Christianize the festivities that were continuing; however, it was not until later that the date was associated with love and romance. 

Valentine’s Day arrived to the US in the 19th century. In 1847 Esther Howland produced the first mass-produced V-day card and by the second half of the 20th century the practice of giving gifts along with cards became popular.

Here’s a list of my favorite gifts

  1. Candy

A girl loves candy! Go ahead and and indulge. This is a day where you’re allowed to eat everything in sight.

  1. DIY gifts

Okay, maybe you aren’t an artist; however, sometimes it feels great when someone takes the time to make something for you. 

  1. Flowers

I’m not exactly sure why we love flowers. Maybe it’s because they make us travel in time to the moment we received them, or simply because we deserve them. Who cares!

  2. Accessories

You can never have enough accessories. Eye through every Ashley Bridget collection, you are sure to find something you love. Also it never hurts to make subtle hints to your significant other.

  1. True Love

Around this time of the year the phrase “All you need is love” rings true. Love endlessly and unconditionally, it is the best gift you can give and receive.



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