History of Valentine’s:
The history of Valentine’s Day—and the story of its patron
saint— has many different versions. We do know that February
has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St.
Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains elements of both
Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint
Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints
named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred.
One legend says that Valentine was a priest who served during
the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided
that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and
families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine,
realizing the injustice, defied Claudius and continued to perform
marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions
were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle
of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s
death or burial—which probably occurred around A.D. 270.
Valentine's in Lockdown
With most restaurants being open only for delivery and all
entertainment places being closed, it’s hard to find something
to do with your significant other this Valentine’s. Here are some
ideas if you’re struggling for inspiration:
- Date Night- Nearly all restaurants are open for click and collect or delivery; you could arrange a themed date night and a zoom call- an indoor picnic, for example!
- Cocktail Night- You can find hundreds of cocktail recipes online, most of them way easier than you’d expect; make your loved one’s favourite cocktail!
- Games Night- Arrange a game night with both of your favourite games; if you don’t have many board games at home, there’s loads of multiplayer games to be found online, such as Pictionary or Scrabble.
- Click Collect at a Bakery- If you don’t want to feel stuck at home, you could go on a romantic walk with your partner- bakeries and cafés are still open for picking up orders or delivery.
Valentine’s Chocolates, Cards & Gifts
There’s a vast variety of different chocolates on our website; our salted caramel box is currently the most popular. We also stock teddy bears. You can order them alongside a card or flowers, or just by themselves. We deliver in Birmingham and surrounding areas.
Why not highlight your love for you significant other with a beautiful helium red heart balloon! You can click and collect or we can deliver in Birmingham and surrounding areas.
On our website, there’s an entire section devoted to Valentine’s roses and hand-tied bouquets. You can also find balloons or a teddy to accompany your bouquet- or you could order a bespoke bouquet with your own choice of flowers.
We deliver to anywhere in Birmingham, and we offer a same day delivery before 3pm! You can also order flowers in advance to be delivered on Valentine’s Day.