- History or Legend?
The history of celebrating St Valentine’s Day dates back to the times of the Roman Empire. One legend contends that its patron saint was a priest performing secret marriage ceremonies against the new Emperor’s law, for which he was imprisoned and sentenced to death. On the day he was to die, he wrote a note to a girl he was in love with and signed it ‘From your Valentine’, an expression commonly used today . Some believe that indeed Valentine’s day is celebrated on 14th February to commemorate Saint Valentine’s death, other theories claim that Valentine’s Day was an attempt to ‘Christianise’ the traditional Roman spring festivals. What started as ancient rituals to welcome spring has transformed through the centuries to become the most romantic day of the year for all lovers. The tradition of Valentine’s Day became more widespread with Christianity and it is now recognised and celebrated worldwide. Every year on this day billions of ‘valentines’ are sent all over the world and it is common for friends and lovers to exchange love notes, tokens of affection and small gifts.
Did you know? One of the oldest known Valentine’s cards dates back to 1415 and is now preserved in the British Museum. It was sent by Charles, the Duke of Orleans, to his wife during his imprisonment in the Tower of London.
Five Romantic Ideas for Valentine’s Day
WIN £50 OF LUXURY PRODUCTS!
This month’s featured brand is Gifted by Nature, a stunning luxury range of eco-chic pampering gift boxes and products. Choose from their uniquely titled gift boxes, silky bamboo towels and natural scented candles. We are featuring some of their most indulgent gifts for Men, Women, Babies and Home, which will satisfy your ethical impulses without sacrificing style, design and quality. Gifted by Nature proves Eco-Chic is possible so you can give as good as you can possibly get!
To celebrate the newly extended range this December we are giving away £50 worth of Gifted by Nature products. All you need to do is fill in the form to enter the competition. Good luck to all participants!
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Closing Date: 31.10 2010 Winner Draw: 05.11.2010
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The Christmas holidays are fast approaching and that means that we are entering the busiest shopping season of the year. For babies and toddlers we already have firmly established bestselling toys in 2009. Our top three baby toys all come from the Vulli range and are favourites with customers shopping both for presents and for their own babies.
This Christmas we are offering all three products in a great gift package for babies and toddlers – Sophie the Giraffe – The Bestselling Toys. It includes an original Sophie the Giraffe, a Chan Pie Gnon in yellow and a Sophie the Giraffe bath toy (colour may vary). This wonderful package is offered to our customers at the special price of £ 26.95. (RRP £29.95)
With the release of various scientific studies, concerns over toxic ingredients in baby care products are on everyone’s mind today. Ever since its launch six years ago organic brand Earth Mama Angel Baby has made the commitment to never use phthalates in any of their products. They only use the highest-quality, certified-organic or organically grown herbs and oils for their bath herbs, gentle handmade soaps, salves, lotions and massage oils. Earth Mama Angel Baby products are 100% toxin-free, cruelty-free, vegan, and free from all artificial preservatives, fragrances and dyes. All product ingredients are fully listed on the packaging and they regularly provide customers with useful information on cosmetic ingredients found in baby skin care.
This September we are giving away one pair of IsaBooties in our monthly competition. The style and size will be selected by the winner of the competition and are subject to our stock availability. All you need to do is fill in the form to enter the competition.
Good luck to all participants!