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According to Wikipedia…"Valentine’s 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")" **
While hand written notes have given way to mass-produced greeting cards (or even e-cards), the meaning behind this annual celebration on February 14th remains the same…to show love for another or others.
Here’s the thing about Valentine’s Day…I can certainly understand where “naysayers” are coming from when they claim that Valentine’s Day is just a commercial holiday, and that we should show love to one another every day of the year. However, it is nice that this tradition has held true (on some level) and evolved from the Middle Ages to modern times. Traditions are lovely, and holidays are meant to spoil others in our lives, so if you have someone you want to spoil this Valentine’s Day…even if it is just yourself…do it!
I personally like to get a nice gift and then compliment it with something thoughtful. And most of the time, it is the thoughtful gift that gets the most praise. That is because it is easy to go out and get a handful of flowers and a box of chocolates and call it a day. The well thought out gift means you’ve actually stopped to think about that person’s day and how you want to make them feel. So, don’t be shy…in fact, be schmoopy if you want to be…it will be guaranteed to put a smile on your loved ones face and everyone deserves to be happy!
With all of that said, we have our Valentine's Day Special running - FREE Shipping & Returns with promo code OMSLOVE. We also have our Valentine’s Gift Cards ready and waiting as the perfect last minute gift that can arrive in that special someone’s inbox. We have a Pinterest Board, "Show Your Love," dedicated to Valentine’s Day to give you plenty of inspiration for the big day. From DIY projects to cooking inspiration and date night ideas to Valentine’s décor, we’ve done our best to cover all of the bases. And...we’ve even put together a LOVE SONG playlist to get you in the mood and keep you groovin’ right through the holiday!
So check them out now and let us know what you think! And from our heart to yours, thanks so much for being a part of our world….OMS wouldn’t be the same without each and every one of you.
Lots of love this Valentine’s Day,
~ The Crew at Outdoomountainspirit.com
** Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day
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