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Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine’s Day Gift Hop Giveaway International

Valentine's Day is so close! Even if traditionally you do not celebrate it (in Romania we have a similar celebration: Dragobetele), its significance deserves to be shared. But what is the real meaning of the Valentine's Day?

Wikipedia says: "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"

The questions are:
What do you know about Valentine's Day? What do you believe is the best way to celebrate love or to spend Valentine's Day?
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76 comments:

guiltlessreader said...

Definitely a day to cozy up with the significant other!

Krista said...

Spend the day with your loved ones and show them how much they mean to you.

Unknown said...

I love to surprise with a nice bottle of wine we haven't tried. Also, chocolate is good. Yes, I'm pretty traditional when it comes to Valentine's Day :)

Bube said...

You don't have to wait for Valentine Day to show love,every day should be Valentine,to show love,appreciation and respect to people you love. :)

Unknown said...

Spending the day together doing something you both love to do!!!

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Unknown said...

Valentine's Day, a day to spoil your s/o.

Mystica said...

A day of warmth and love not just with a partner but with anyone who is close to you.

Unknown said...

Spending the day with your loved ones and enjoying it as much as you can

paula said...

demonstrating your signifiant otheer how much you love them

Iriel said...

I don't know... Maybe just share a romantic dinner? Valentine's Day is not really a thing in Argentina, although some couples use it as a excuse to spend time together, so I guess it's nice.

Ashlee ♥ said...

If you love someone, you should definitely be showing them all of the time! But I think Valentine's day is a special chance to just really give special attention to the person you love, it's just meant to be a special day ☺

Jewel said...

I know Valentine's Day is a day people in love expect flowers, chocolate, jewelry & an amazing evening at a restaurant. Personally I think if you love someone you should show them everyday, not one day of the year.

Simona said...

I belive that Valentine's Day should be spent with those that we love (friends, family, etc.) and also be kinder.

Unknown said...

Cuddle together

GABY said...

I thought Valentine's Day came from a priest named San Valentín, who used to help couples get married when it was prohibited. A great way to celebrate the day would be sharing with the people you love, it can be your lover, friends or family :)

Unknown said...

A day to spoil your special someone, spending time together, a special gift.

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Unknown said...

I do know the holiday is named after a saint. I no longer remember all the details, though I once knew them. I think the day should be one that couples take to show each other the love they have for one another in ways they may not take time to do the rest of the year.

miki said...

i think the best way to celebrate love is not to do it only once per year but showing some ten,derness each day
( now i think spending it with his loved one is teh best way, no need of additional things, presenece is all what is needed)

Dovile said...

I know that Valentine's day is named after saint Valentine, and it's best celebrated with a romantic dinner for two.

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angel lawson said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

nurmawati djuhawan said...

valentine related with love..love everywhere ^^
thx u and happy valentine...

F. Juni Ismarianto said...

Well, Val'z Day is one day when we beheld heart or love icon, pink everywhere :))

laurie said...

thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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Andreea said...

Cred ca nu ar trebui sa fie doar o zi in care sa ne manifestam iubirea..si nu cred ca ar trebui sda fie ceva foarte special,dar..deja este o sarbatoare foarte iubita de catre cupluri..

Ashley E said...

Spending time with loved ones, whether that's an SO or just family.

Adela C. said...

I think love should be celebrated each day, you don't need a special holiday to show your feelings :)

Enchanting Reviews said...

I think it means spending the day with the one you love and celebrate in that love! Thanks for sharing! amybowens34@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

It's best spent curled up with the one you love.

Unknown said...

We don't do anything special. We do romantic things throughout the year not on any special day.

Unknown said...

It's just a special romantic day, and I think, a perfect reason to make a lot of gifts to the one you love :)

Elizabeth H. said...

I'm usually single on Valentine's day so it doesn't mean much to me. Just another day.

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

The observance has changed a lot from its medieval origins!

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Anonymous said...

The observance has changed a lot from its medieval origins!

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Anonymous said...

Valentine's Day is a chance to show your love in a special way. Spending this day together in a romantic atmosphere, relaxing and loving it's the best way to celebrate it.

bufnita pufoasa said...

Spend the day with your loved ones.

Janhvi said...

Spending the day with someone you love.

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Unknown said...

I've read several new theories regarding St. Valentine following this blog hop! I guess it would be a good day to call loved ones and let them know how much u care!
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Unknown said...

With loved ones. Doesn't matter where as long as it's with them.

Unknown said...

I know that the date should come from some guy's birth or death date, though I can't remember why. And I think the best way to celebrate it would be doing the things you love with the person you love :)

Anonymous said...

A day to share love, and spend quality time with the ones you care most.

Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages said...

I think the best way to spend Valentine's Day is quality time with the one you love! Nothing beats that.

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Tiffany Drew said...

I think it is a day to spend with your family and showing them how much you appreciate them (not that you shouldn't be doing that everyday anyway lol). Thank you!

Addicted said...

Valentine's Day being the Day of love I think you should celebrate it with the people that you love: family, friends etc.

Anonymous said...

A day to spend somewhere nice and cosy cuddled up with your loved one expressing your feelings, though that's something everyone should do everyday and not just only on Feb 14. :) Thanks for the chance to win and for your giveaway!

Unknown said...

Sa ne rasfatam cu o cina romantica

Unknown said...

I think this is a day to show your love which may have been less obvious during the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Chanpreet said...

Doing something special for the ones you love and maybe a little extra for someone you pass on the street. :)

Unknown said...

My husband is 88 and has Alzheimer's and has good days. We spend time together remembering our trips and our great years together. Each good day is a blessing.

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Renee said...

The best way to show love is to share life together in a meaningful way. Thanks. rameyer.nmb@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Valentine means to me spending it with the one you love. wcraig5432@yahoo.com

Natasha said...

I think the best way to spend Valentine's Day is with the one you love or your family.
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Unknown said...

Spending the day with your loved ones (: thanks for this awesome giveaway! :D

Kristia said...

I think if you love someone you should let him know always not just on valentine's day. Erm.. I wouldlove to spend Valentine's day with a romantic dinner for two and a movie :)
Thank you for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

I know its a way to get you spend money. The best way to spend it is with your loved ones.
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Zoe Forward said...

Activity with loved ones! No doubt.
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Zoe Forward said...

Activity with loved ones! No doubt.
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celina k said...

I think love should be celebrated every day, but I do like planning something special on valentines day.

celina k said...

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Stormy Vixen said...

Spending time with your loved ones doing something everyone agrees with. Thanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. Happy V Day! evamillien at gmail dot com

Rima said...

I think it's a bit of a commercial holiday and someone shouldn't wait for Valentine's to show some love and affection. But hey, I'm single atm, so maybe I'm being a little cynical.. :P
Happy V Day!

hhkaufman78 said...

I just want to spend it at home, with my family.
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Courtney said...

I believe the best way to spend Valentine's is by spending time with the ones you love. Time is precious and priceless
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Anonymous said...

I don't really celebrate V-day. It's just like any other day to me.

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Donna Reynolds said...

We don't go out on Valentines day we do it a few days before then spend Valentines day at home with the kids.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Unknown said...

I love spending it with my loved one, watching movies and having a romantic dinner.

Unknown said...

i dont really do anything for valentines day cuz my birthdays a week later but its all about showing that someone you love them. but id rather my husband surprise me with flowers and candy another day other than being told by the calender to do it.:)

Unknown said...

The best way to spend it is with the people you love. No matter if its a significant other or just family.

Michelle said...

A quiet evening together...

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Shadow said...

Hi! Happy Valentines! I dont celebrate this day. I like that people have there own special days. Theres more meaning to them. Thank you for sharing and for ​the amazing giveaway!
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Alina P said...

Watching a movie at home :)
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magic5905 said...

It's just another day for me.
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June M. said...

Since I am single, I just spent the day at home but I did curl up with a good romance book :-)

Sherry said...

Spending time together.
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Unknown said...

I do not know why there is a V-Day. I think you should spend it cuddled up with the ones you love, but always show them your love for them not just on one day!
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