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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentines Day Gift Ideas 2011 - 10 Best, Romantic and Most Popular Ideas

Valentines Day falls on Sunday and indeed, it would be a fun day and will be the best Sunday in 2011. Everyone wants to celebrate this Valentines Day by gifting something or doing something special. Here is the list of 10 best, romantic and most popular ideas...

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This year, the Valentines Day falls on Sunday and indeed it would be a fun day and will be the best Sunday in 2010. Everyone wants to celebrate this Valentines Day by gifting something or doing something special.
Here is the list of 10 best, romantic and most popular valentines day gift ideas for your someone special:
1. As it’s a Sunday, you can stay home, cook something special and celebrate with champagne.
2. Gift an iphone or an ipod.
3. How bout a gaming console? He would love the PS3.
4. Take your partner out for a romantic dinner night out.
5. Get her a diamond ring or a necklace.
6. Why don’t you take her out for shopping to her favourite designer boutique?
7. You can even get your partner’s name tattooed on your body.
8. Gift his/her the best, favorite perfume. You would want your partner to smell good, right?
9. Give your partner 14 red roses, 14 cards – remember its February 14, Valentines Day.
10. Gift a spa package.......

Music For Valentines Day

Music is a rare gift of nature to the human beings. It is a medium of conversation with God and when we meet a human being in love - this means we are certainly in touch with God. The ultimate act of loving is giving one's life for the other. Music is the very presence of God in the form of a human being for God is love. For lovers music is one of the most fascinating ways to express their love. And what can be a better gift to lovers than love songs which have the power to take the pain away, to help you through each day and last but not the least- to tell your beloved that you are their for him/her forever! Valentines Day is the perfect occasion to express your love and to show how much you care. These everlasting love songs will help you to say what you could not do before. So go ahead and have a rollicking Valentines Day.
  • All I Want to Do is Make Love to You - Heart
  • All Out Of Love - Air Supply
  • And I Love Her - The Beatles
  • And You Don't Remember - Mariah Carey
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • As Long As You Love Me - Backstreet Boys
  • Baby I Love You - Jennifer Lopez
  • Because I Love You - Jewel
  • Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
  • Blessed - Christina Aguilera
  • Breaks My Heart - Monica
  • Breathless - The Corrs
  • But I Do Love You - Michelle Branch
  • Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
  • Change The World - Eric Clapton
  • Crazy For You - Madonna
  • Dangerously In Love - Destiny's Child
  • Escape - Enrique Iglesias
  • Everything I Do, I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
  • Feel Like Making Love - George Benson
  • Give Me Your Heart - Backstreet Boys
  • Have You Ever Been In Love? - Celine Dion
  • How Did I Fall In Love With You? - Backstreet Boys
  • I Could Fall In Love - Selena
  • I Just Fall In Love Again - Carpenters
  • I'll Never Stop Loving You - Britney Spears
  • I'll Still Love You More - Trisha Yearwood
  • I Love You - Celine Dion
  • I Need Your Love Tonight - Elvis Presley
  • I've Been Thinking About You - Mariah Carey
  • I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
  • I Will Still Love You - Britney Spears
  • Let's Talk About Love - Celine Dion
  • Love For All Seasons - Christina Aguilera
  • Love Is All We Need - Celine Dion
  • Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
  • Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey
  • Love Will Find a Way - Christina Aguilera
  • Make You Happy - Celine Dion
  • Making Love For Fun - Enrique Iglesias
  • My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
  • My Love Is Your Love - Whitney Houston
  • Never Forget You - Mariah Carey
  • Nobody Loves Me Like You Do - Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson
  • Open Off My Love - Jennifer Lopez
  • Please Don't Stop Loving Me - Elvis Presley
  • Power Of Love - Celine Dion
  • Remember Me - Marc Anthony
  • Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston
  • Shower Me With Your Love - Surface
  • Somebody Loves You - Crystal Gayle
  • Sometimes - Britney Spears
  • Still In Love - Brian McKnight
  • Straight From The Heart - Bryan Adams
  • Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley
  • Thank You For Loving Me - Bon Jovi
  • That's The Way I Like It - Backstreet Boys
  • That's When I'll Stop Loving You - N Sync
  • The One - Backstreet Boys
  • The One - Jennifer Lopez
  • The Way You Love Me - Faith Hill
  • The Woman He Loves - Alabama
  • Underneath Your Clothes - Shakira
  • Until You Come Back - Whitney Houston
  • Valentine - Martina McBride
  • Waiting For Tonight - Jennifer Lopez
  • What A Girl Wants - Christina Aguilera
  • We Can't Love Like This - Alabama
  • Whenever, Wherever - Shakira
  • When I Dream At Night - Marc Anthony
  • When I Fall In Love - Celine Dion
  • When You Love Someone - Bryan Adams
  • Where Do Broken Hearts Go? - Whitney Houston
  • Where Does My Heart Beat Now - Celine Dion
  • Who Do You Love? - Whitney Houston
  • Without You - Mariah Carey
  • You Belong To Me - Jennifer Lopez
  • You Belong To My Heart - Elvis Presley
  • You Drive Me Crazy - Britney Spears
  • You Give Me Love - Faith Hill
  • You Need Me - Mariah Carey
  • You're A Heartbreaker - Elvis Presley
  • You're So Cold - Mariah Carey
  • You're Still My Man - Whitney Houston
  • You'll See - Madonna
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • You Remind Me - Mandy Moore
  • You Take My Breath Away - Rex Smith
  • You Were Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • You Will Be Mine - Faith Hill.....

The History Behind Valentines Day

On 14 February we celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day, usually by the way of exchanging cards, sweets, lingerie, flowers or jewelry.....

But, what exactly are we celebrating, is it just a holiday the retail stores invented to get our money? One could think so, but no, we are actually celebrating a Christian Holiday, Saint Valentine’s.

We are following a Christian and ancient Roman tradition. By now the Catholic Church recognizes three Saints by the name of Valentine, or Valentinus.

The first legend to the background of the celebration of Valentine’s Day is this:

During the 3rd century a priest by the name of Valentine, under Claudius II in Rome, secretly disobeyed the law.

Claudius had come to believe that a single soldier was a better soldier than a married young man and so decided to outlaw marriage in order to have plenty young strong men with no wives at his disposal. 

Valentine, the priest, did not obey this law and continued to celebrate the holy bond of marriage for young couples in secrecy. 

Of course, the way it always works with secret clauses, he was caught and sent to his death.

The second legend believes that Valentine was a prisoner who fell in love with a young woman, who came to see him often. It is believed that she was his jailors daughter. Before his untimely death he wrote her a love letter, signed with ‘Your Valentine’. There fore the phrase ‘Be my Valentine’.

Some believe he was beheaded, others thought that he died of sickness.

No one is even sure if 14 February was the day of his birth or his death or if it had indeed anything to do with Saint Valentine at all. The only thing that is for sure, is that the Romans had a tradition in the middle of February, which would mark the 14th, called the Love Lottery. It was believed that spring and with it the renewal of life came along in the middle of February, therefore the love lottery was held, coupling young men and women for one year, often leading to marriage. 

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the USA, Canada, Mexico, France, Australia and the United Kingdom.

The oldest known Valentine’s card can be viewed in the British museum.

Valentine’s day became an official Catholic Holiday in the year 496 or 498 AD. Pope Gelasius declared the 14 February to be Saint Valentine’s Day.

The oldest known and remembered Valentine’s poem is from Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife, in 1415, while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. It is part of a manuscript collection of the British Library in London.

Years later King Henry V is supposed to have hired the writer John Lydgate to compose a Valentine’s letter to Catherine of Kalois.

In Great Britain it was around the 17th century that Valentine’s Day became a celebrated Holiday. By the middle of the 18th century it was common for all social classes to exchange small gifts or handwritten notes with lovers, loved ones and friends.

By the end of the 18th century printed Valentine’s cards were available.

In the United States people started celebrating Valentine’s Day in the early 1700’s by exchanging Valentine’s notes.

The Greeting Card Association announced that Valentine’s Day is the second best selling card-sending day with one billion cards sold per year. The leader in the card industry is with 2.6 billion, Christmas.

In the year 1835 Pope Gregory XVI was so impressed by the Irish Priest Father John Spratt that he gave him the black and golden casket, which is believed to house the remains of Saint Valentine. This gift from Rome, the black and golden casket, can actually be viewed on Valentine’s Day every year at Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin, Ireland.

We hope that you did enjoy this little background on Valentine’s Day and we wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day, with lots of lasting love and Friendship!