Valentine’s Day is back in style


Zoe Golightly , North Staff Writer

Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on the 14th of February. It’s a day to show appreciation for a loved one by sending cards and small gifts. The tradition began by a man named St. Valentine who fell in love with a jailer’s daughter after being sent to jail for marrying people in secret. The day that he was sent to be executed, he sent a note to his love and signed it, “your Valentine.” This created the popular statement, “from your Valentine” or “be my valentine”.

After this, the traditions began. Every year for Valentines Day, people find the most generic gifts to give to their loved one. Everything from heart-shaped boxes of chocolate to giant stuffed teddy bears are present in every shopping venue possible. Although some women love the cheezy traditional gifts, many women look for something a bit more personal. Here are some of the most fun, personal and unique gift ideas for your loved one this Valentine’s Day.

To start off, jewelry is always a perfect go to. It truly is the thought that counts when it comes to a personal necklace or ring to make your loved one blush. Inexpensive places to find cute jewelry include Etsy, Blush Outlet and Dreamland Jewelry. These places have super cute necklaces, bracelets and rings that are affordable, meaningful and simple.

Personal gifts could include concert tickets, “open when” letters or even just a romantic night out/in. Concert tickets would be perfect if both you and your significant other share a love for the same artist. “Open when” letters are letters written by a loved one. These short letters are individually packaged and titled with the format “Open when..”. Examples include “Open when you’re sad” “Open when you miss me” etc. It is up to you to make it personal but these are really good starting points and inspiration for your own ideas.

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