Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine's Day - 14 February 2011

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers and gifts, offering confectionery, and sending greeting card.

Valentine's Day celebrations begin well in advance in South Africa. Shops and market places are beautifully adorned with fragrant flowers, love symbols like cupid, love birds, hearts and in traditional African style decorations. Week long parties and celebrations take place in various clubs and hotels. These activities highlight the tradition and South African culture. People totally indulge themselves in the African culture and art to celebrate the occasion of Valentine. Be it an old man of 60 or a young lass of 16, the joy of celebrating love is the same in everybody.

Spoil the one you love this Valentine's Day by sending them a special gift or a beautiful bunch of flowers, delivered direct to their door. Take a look at our stunning selection on www.giftinabox.co.za or call us direct on 011 469 1837 if you would like a gift customised.

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