Happy Valentine’s Day From Lapel Pins R Us

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Valentine’s Day is an annual celebration that is held on February 14th. It honors the love and affection commonly displayed between intimate companions. It was officially named a holiday in 500 A.D. by Pope Gelasius I in honor of one or more Christian martyrs named Valentine. Although it has a religious context, it is recognized as a romantic holiday and becomes more commercialized each and every year.

Examples of Valentine’s Day Gifts and Symbols

People flock to different retailers and florists to purchase gifts for their loved ones. These items typically include boxes of chocolates, long stem roses, and teddy bears. Other common Valentine’s Day symbols include hearts, doves, and images of Cupid. You can find these images on everything ranging from clothing and apparel to custom lapel pins and keychains.

The History of Valentine’s Day Cards

Esther Howland is credited for being the first manufacturer of Valentine’s Day cards which are also known as valentines. The paper lace and floral decorations that she used in her ornate cards was specially ordered from England. In a matter of a few years, her business was booming and she was making over $100,000 a year. This was an impressive sum of money to make in the mid-1800s. She was eventually able to hire friends to help her with her growing business. She retired in 1881 and sold her business to the George C. Whitney Company.

Record Sales of Valentines

Mass merchant retailers report a record number of greeting card sales during this holiday. Hallmark estimates that 141 million cards will be sent on Valentine’s Day in the United States. This does not include the large number of valentines that are passed around classrooms.

Handmade valentines are becoming popular once again. Arts and crafts stores sell a variety of supplies including glitter, lace, colored cardstock, ribbon, and plastic gemstones. People of all ages love sending and receiving beautiful Valentine’s Day cards.

Popular Things to Do on Valentine’s Day

Here are some popular ways to spend Valentine’s Day:

• Go out to dinner.

• See a movie.

• Go to the theater.

• Take a romantic stroll.

• Watch the sunset together.

• Have a candlelight meal at home.

As you can see, Valentine’s Day offers couples plenty of reasons to celebrate. On behalf of Lapel Pins R Us, we want to say, “We hope your February 14th is filled with love and appreciation.”

Caryn Smith is the Manager of Lapel Pins R Us. When you need affordable, custom lapel pins created, visit http://www.lapelpinsrus.com, email info@lapelpinsrus.com or call 1-800-480-6822.

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