A selection of beautiful Valentine gifts to show you care!Handmadeology
Valentine's Day exists in France, but it does not have the same marketing force it has in the U.S. I find cards are not exchanged as much, but flowers and chocolate flows a plenty! I live across the street from a florist that does a steady business selling beautiful bouquets to gentlement who are either in love or hoping to get out of trouble. I've seen both cases. There are also at least three chocolatiers and a florist on each street, within a block or two, one more amazing than the next. However, there is only one card shop. It's clear that the French are buying more chocolate and flowers than cards.
If you haven't found something for your sweetheart yet, there is still time! Here is a selection of some more unique offerings that your amour will not find on every street corner.
The origins of Valentine's Day goes back to the Romans. Each region or country has adapted it's own story. What we do know for certain is that there was a St. Valentin who was so blessed by the pope. In honor of St. Valentine, a town in France was named after him in the 14th century. Today, this town, located in the Loire Valley in Inre, hosts an amazing Valentine's festival each year from February 12 to the 14th. Many couples go there to renew their vows. What could be more romantic?
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