Valentine's Day last year, Valentine's Day this year and Valentine's Day next year. Do you know about the problem? Actually it's as simple as can be and only a creative person can figure this out. The problem lies in the creativity itself. To be creative gets exhausting. It's actually not really exhausting. On the other hand it's true. What we mean is the research for creative gifts ideas. Because what you – fallen in love currently – found out last year which was exciting, will become a more and more hard to accomplish challenge in the following years. So you have to search more and more every Valentine's Day, but not only for Valentine's Days but for Christmas and birthdays as well. Because the super-coolest, most creative ideas have already been given away. That's not possible again. Today the Internet helps a little and also the industry and the economy come up with always new gift ideas.
In the 15th century Valentine's couples wrote poems to the partner or gave little gifts to each other. That happened first in England. In the evening prior to Valentine's Day the fortune decided, who met on the very next day - on Valentine's Day. And it was no good result, if the perfect partner didn't get a perfect gift, that is to say the gift was not attractive enough. In the time of Queen Victoria the fashion came into being to enjoy one another with decorated cards.
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The Valentine's Day calendar: aside of chocolate, jewelry and flowers the Valentine's Day calendar is certainly one of the really creative and special gifts. This is calendar number 100 , respectively number 101 of the Renate Bach publishing house "Bach 4 You", located in the wine village of Flein south of Heilbronn in Southern Germany.
It is not uncommon – you can also say "died" – your own originality to end in gifts such as socks, ties and 100,000 things that your partner neither wants nor needs nor finds particularly original. The problem is reflected in the countless gift vouchers that can be bought everywhere. Over the years, a loving gesture finally becomes an obligation and only those who really put a lot of effort into it will find out for themselves that so many of the exciting things they gave away have to be classified as "checked off" and no longer available as "original" or "creative". The special curiosity: With two partners, the number of perfect gift ideas is halved, which brings us to Valentine's Day Calendar: Of course, only one of the two partners can give it away. And thus only once. Afterwards the idea is "used up". For all times. Forever. There's a second design, another similar Valentine's Day calendar, but that's just to give you a choice. Because two years in a row ... first the one, then the other calendar ... that ... does not work at all.
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It is the second of the Valentine's Day calendars. You see the heart ... after all, you are not blind ... and because it is created from music shares, it may slide at all close to the music calendars of the publishing house.
The Renate Bach Publishing House offers its Valentin's Day calendar in two versions. On the one hand there are the hot off the press calendars. The subject of music aside of the subject of heart doesn't bother as it's just the underlying theme, like music, which you enjoy with a candle light dinner at home, while you unwrap your gifts.
The February page of the Valentine's Day calendar No. 1.
The February page of the Valentine's Day calendar No. 2.
This page of the Valentine's Day gift homepage is an exception, because you can also view all 12 monthly pages without clicking through the shop selection. This is not that perfect arranged with all the other calendars. But: Valentine's Day is something special. And maybe this idea is exactly "your rescue". By the way, the calendar numbers of these two Valentine's Day calendars are 100 and 101, and you will find this offer in the shop to the right of the music calendars for children. Or click here right now.
The first of the two Valentine's Day calendars: Above you can explore 13 monthly pages. Not only does this calendar start in February. It even begins exactly on February 14th and ends with the complete month of February the following year.
The calendar title of the alternative Valentine's Day calendar. It is available in three sizes from DIN A4 to DIN A2. Below follow 12 of 13 monthly pages. Also, this calendar starts not only in February, but in February on the 14th day of this month, on Valentine's Day.
The 12 monthly pages of the second Valentine's Day calendar. The 13th page that follows is exciting because it is another round of "Happy Valentine's Day wishes" for this special day of the year. Please also note the exciting year on the calendar page.
A second time this special day of the year is highlighted and even after that this calendar still provides 2 more weeks of pleasure.
Valentine's Day: February 14th. All over the world this day is the day of lovers. But wait a minute! All over the planet? That is true, however: You don't celebrate Valentine's Day in all countries on the earth like in Germany or – even more intense – in the United States of America. There, whole sections in malls, at Walmart and in similar shops are coloring red and rosary. The Valentine's Day is a Christian tradition and goes back to several Christian martyrs. It is handed down that they shortened Saint Valentin of Termi or Saint Valentin of Viterbo by the size of one head. And that is to say from the top, if they took their feet off, they would have survived.
In remembrance of these two Valentins Pope Gelasius I decided to install a feast day in the year 469. 1969 they degraded this day back to a common working day. The Valentine's Day. Some church services "survived" until today, in which married couples are blessed. Not exactly on Valentine's Day but around Valentine's Day, sort of. And that is the time, when you get the gifts: one gift for him ... and one gift for her.
Bach then the mandatory gift for Valentine's Day was a flower bouquet, but it didn't take long – in the last century it was the time after World War Two – and all flower shops and companies producing sweet stuff all over the world discovered the Valentine's Day as the perfect option, aside of Christmas and Easter, to install one more event to promote gifts during the year. If you want to learn even more about this aspect please click to Wikipedia plus Valentine's Day. Where else?
In the 15th century in England Valentine's couples gave each other small gifts or poems. Exciting about it: The evening before, it was decided by lot who would get to know each other on the next day – Valentine's Day. And woe to the one who then chose an unattractive gift for the right partner. At the time of Queen Victoria, the custom of making each other happy with decorated cards came up later.
London, England. It is definitely true, that it was in this metropolis, where the first gifts were exchanged due to Valentine's Day.
Economy factor Valentine's day. First, all Valentine's Day gifts a for most merchandise. Lufthansa Cargo, FedEx, UPS, DHL, Hermes and all the other are happy about that fact. Plus, your partner is the same thing as well,on each February 14th. Merchandise develop into gifts. However, that's true only, if you buy those articles.
It were the English emigrants, who "exported" this custom into the New World. From here it finally found its way back to the Old World. Back to the mainland of Europe: With the American soldiers in World War Two it came to Germany. It was 1950 in Nuremberg when they organized the first Valentine's Day Ball. On St. Valentine's Day ... that goes without saying. And what was around for that reason? Sure, presents. So, what were the first gifts? Flowers. Lufthansa alone transports 1,000 tons of roses today for each St. Valentine's Day ... roughly ... to Germany. That's for sure and more precisely: Lufthansa Cargo does that.
Valentine's Day around the world: Into America, out of America. That is how customs spread worldwide. And that goes on until the very day, when the whole world celebrates day after day after day. This – by the way – is cool sight of Ellis Island, the entrance into the Promised Land. For millions of people in many, many decades.
Japan ... the town in the pic above is Tokyo: There St. Valentine's Day is a chocolate day. However, after that they came to the idea, to exchange even more gifts. And that finally worked - and it does even today – alter the Motto – "the more creative you are, the more he or she loves me."
In Japan the custom is exciting: On February 14th men and women give each other chocolate. And because that is good for a connection, not only married women doe that, but also school girls and all those who are – in the matter of age – in between these two groups. In a very high league play - by the way - those girls and women, who even produced this chocolate by themselves, so it's a handmade gift. One month later – it is the so-called White Day – white chocolate as a "gift back", so to say. Well ... what about if we "invent" such a day for the sweet stuff industry, too?
In South Korea they are even smarter. There is the St. Valentine's Day, the "White Day" and an additional "Black Day". Those who didn't get gifts on Valentine's Day and didn't get any gifts on Black Day", which is March 14th, he or she grieves for that situation and guzzles Jajangmyeon. These are noodles with black sauce. And that is how prejudices works: Although it could taste exquisite, it sounds – at least for German ears – not that mouth watering.
More and more Chinese start to love our western culture. For some it's also more and more of our classical music, travel to Europe and celebrating Valentine's Day with "exchanging gifts". In the picture you discover the impressing skyline of Hong Kong.
Let's just beam to China, to the People's Republic of China. In China moire and more modern folks love this western tradition and more and more gifts are handed at each oncoming Valentine's Day. However, there is a Chinese counterpart for Valentine's Day. Qixi Festival seventh day of the seventh month ... and that is true after the Chinese Monthly Calendar. It is this very day, when the Chinese celebrate the Chines Valentine's Day. Smart couples celebrate - by the way - both St. Valentine's Days. In Japan there is such a day, too. However, there the name for the same thing is Tanabata and it is celebrated on July 7th. Every year.
Actually, in Italy as well? There it's different, too? Correct, in different countries and continents they celebrate Valentine's Day a little different. However, gifts are part of this procedure everywhere in the world meanwhile. Sure, it is the best of Valentine's Day. Or isn't that true? Of course, you did know it: The picture "Sunrise in Italy" has been photographed in Venice.
In South Africa St. Valentine's Day is photographed very special. In Italy, too. And in Italy, too, in Saudi Arabia very contrary, because there you are not allowed to buy anything a few days in advance that you could give as a gift on this day (... here the Valentine's Day calendar, already ordered in autumn, would be the ideal present ...). In Thailand, they strictly check on this very day, that couples do not cuddle in public. Plus even would do more ... visible to the general public. Finally, Bangkok installed a public curfew from 10 p.m. (22:00 o'clock) on St. Valentine's Day. More – and even much more detailed than on this page – is what you can find here.
The November page of the "hot off the press" Valentine's day calendar No. 2: An alternative gift ... compared to the Valentine's day calendar No. 1.
Did you actually know, that there are customs wikis? Sure, you did. And if not, now you know it. And it goes without saying that there is a Valentine's Day custom wiki pointing out about the matching gifts. You could make a short detour to exactly this customs wiki here.
After all, there are so many different, creative and exciting pages on Google related to the subject of "St. Valentine's day" and about the customs, to exchange gifts on this very day. Cool is an article in the German magazine "FOCUS": "Does the festival of lovers go back to a smart business idea?" The Internet portal "My Valentine's Day is one of our recommendations, too It is a nice website with many aspects all around Valentine's Day. Recipes, gift ideas, poems and rhymes, trip proposals and much more is what you find there. Just click here and check it all out.
For the prices of all calendars it starts with € 11.90 for the size 8.3. x 11.7 inches² (A4) for the value priced of the 4 options and ends with € 49.90 for a real impressing A2 format which is 16.5 x 23.4 inches². By the way: Get to the currency converter real quick here and get back after that with the "back button". In A3 = 11.7 x 16.5 inches² = 29.7 x 42 cm² it is € 18.90. The small one is A4 = 8.3 x 11.7 inches² = 29.7 x 42 cm² it is € 11.90. Tax is included. Please add S&H.
Where else do you find such a thing: calendar, which starts in the middle of February and ends , exactly on the 28th of the next February? That is only possible as a a Valentine's Day calendar. This calendar is what you don't give as a Christmas gift, not as a birthday gift and not on Easter.
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Well, the advice that the next Valentine's Day will come sooner than you think is not really much use right now. However, a certain percentage of the people to be given presents could be mothers, your own, your mothers-in-law and the mothers of your children. And then perhaps a different but similar concept "takes hold", namely that of the Mother's Day calendar. Click here to find out more. You can see it below, and we hope you enjoy discovering it.
Right, the motifs are the same for the Mother's Day calendar and the Valentine's Day calendar. But with the Valentine's Day calendar, of course, the 13 red heart motifs have the "right of way". Well, of course ... with this color ... on Valentine's Day.
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