St. Valentine: A Martyr For Love February 05 2013
In preparation for Valentine's Day and in the Half Hitch Goods spirit of stories, I thought I'd offer an abridged history of the holiday. Alternatively, for you busy folks ... by all means cut to the chase and scroll down to check out the V-Day gift guide and packaging. We are offering free gift wrap on any order until Valentine's Day. Simply type "Valentine's Day:" in the "Gift Message" section of your shopping cart and select the box at the bottom for gift wrap.
The day began as a celebration honoring Valentinus, a Christian saint and martyr who was imprisoned for conducting weddings for soldiers who weren't allowed to marry and for ministering to Christians who were persecuted under the Roman Empire at the time. While imprisoned he supposedly healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius. Just before his execution, legend has it that he wrote her a letter and signed it "from your Valentine" which is a phrase that will go down in history from one heart to another. By the 15th century A.D. St. Valentine's Day evolved into an occasion to express romantic love for one another by offering flowers, treats or greeting cards (a.k.a. Valentines) to those who we love. To this day, it is the second most widely celebrated holiday in the world next to New Years.
Valentines will be gift wrapped in a kraft box and/or white tissue with a pink and brown ribbon from an indian textile. A personal message that you designate will be hand written on the small black tag and the large creamy tag will be complete with the corresponding witty saying for the gift you chose. Ex: The Wild Sage Honey will say "Will You Be My Honey".