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For The Romantics Amongst Us its Valentines Day.



Multi soft red hearts scattered on a white backgroundSo it is that time of year gain, but do you know the history behind Valentines day ? To find out more come and visit the site.

We have several tokens of love that help you to sum up your thoughts and feelings to send the loved one in your life, for instance: Heart Candle Pins,   Valentine Rose Stretched Canvas,    Truly Madly Deeply Trinket Dish
red rose laying on a white background with scattered red heartsValentines Day, the 14th February, conjures up images of love, affection and  romance with appreciation being shown for those who are loved or adored.

This is perfect day to spoil your loved one with a special romantic gift.

White heart box tied with red ribbonIn England Valentines Day is celebrated by sending trinkets chocolates, or flowers (usually red roses) to express love and adoration.  Romantic candlelit dinners are the order of the day and images of hearts, cupids and roses symbolise this wonderful celebration.

Because of the romantic nature of the day, Valentines Day is often chosen as the time for marriage proposal with the man getting down on one knee and offering his hand in marriage. This gesture represents the chivalry of courtly love acted out by nobles in the royal courts during the high middle ages.

To Get You In The Mood, Here Are A Few English Valentines Day Poems …

How Do I Love Thee?

Multi soft red Valentines Day hearts scattered on a white backgroundHow Do I Love Thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being an ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of everyday’s Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints,- I love thee with the Breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life!- and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.

–  Elizabeth Barret Browning


Love Sonnet 18

Multi soft red Valentines Day hearts scattered on a white backgroundShall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm’d; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d; But thy eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest; Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou growest: So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

–         William Shakespeare


Multi soft red Valentines Day hearts scattered on a white backgroundSong

How many Times do I love thee, dear?

Tell me how many thoughts there be

In the atmosphere

Of a new-fall’n year,

Whose white and sable hours appear

The latest flake of Eternity:

So many times do I love thee, dear.


Multi soft red Valentines Day hearts scattered on a white backgroundHow many times do I love again?

Tell me how many beads there are

In a silver chain Of evening rain,

Unravell’d from the tumbling main,

And threading the eye of a yellow star:

– So many times do I love again.

–        Thomas Lovell Beddoes


We hope you all have a lovely loving day