Be My Valentine? A Guy's Guide!
What is Valentine’s Day? It’s history is really masked in mystery. However, we do know one thing: February has long been a month of romance…If you have a Valentine. St. Valentine’s Day comprised of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. So…Who was this famous Saint Valentine and how did he get to be so lucky to have this ancient rite?
Here’s the mystery: The Catholic Church recognizes at least one, two, THREE different saints that were named Valentine (or Valentinus). One legend argues that Valentine was a priest who aided in Rome during the 3rd century. Emperor Claudius II determined that soldiers performed better single, solo, stag, or however you prefer to term it, and forbade marriage for young men. Valentine did not approve of this and defied Claudius by continuing to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. However, Valentine’s secret actions were eventually exposed, and grumpy old Claudius sentenced him to death.
There are some other stories as well, saying that Valentine may have been killed for trying to help Christians flee ruthless Roman prisons where they often beaten and tortured. But, we’re going to go with the romantic story!
While romantic Valentine was in prison, it is believed that he fell in love with a young girl that would visit him during his confinement. Before his death, sentenced by Claudius, Valentine wrote her a letter, which he signed “From your Valentine,” marking the first sent Valentine greeting and an expression that is still used today every February 14th.
The truth behind the Valentine legend is cloudy. However, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated ONE BILLION Valentine cards are received every year, creating Valentine’s Day the second biggest card-sending holiday of the year!!
So…How are you going to keep this tradition of Valentine’s Day alive? Are you not so great with words like Mr. Valentine was? Great, join the club! Most of us aren’t! Of course, once again, Sundance Beach has your back! I hope nobody forgot that Valentine’s Day is in two weeks! There is no procrastinating allowed after you read this blog, ok? No excuses! You can thank me later.
Featured here: Red L*Space Sunkissed Bandeau, $77, and the red L*Space Forget Me Knot bottoms, $77! The polka dot L*Space Beach Party Lorena Top, $62, and the L*Space Beach Party Taboo Bottom, $54! And of course, Vix’s Sunset Bia Tube Top, $78, and the Sunset Brazil bottom, $78.
“Get kissed by the sun.” –Meg
“Why wait for a gift? Treat yourself to a sexy swimsuit.” –Genevieve
Zad necklaces! All are cute and creative! Are you not in a serious relationship yet, but want to get her the traditional gift of jewelry? Come into Sundance Beach and check out what we have. These particular Zad necklaces range between $8 to $24, a great and comfortable price range.
HINT: You can never go wrong with Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, far left necklace).
Featured here: The Roxy Jam watch, $48. The Nixon Time Teller, $60. The Freestyle Shark Bling, $90.
Time after time, your loved one has given you joy, happiness, bliss, smiles, and laughter. Let her know that every minute of every day how dear she is to you!
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Featured here: RoxyGirl’s FingerPrint Tee, $18! How cute is this?! Are you a mom or dad, looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for your “Daddy’s girl” or “Mommy’s girl?”
In this town, you can never own too many sandals. Sundance Beach, Destination Sandals! “You sure will be sweet by giving the Sugar Shack Sandals in pink because they are zero calories.” –Kelli
Come into Sundance Beach for some other great ideas, like our new Toms, dresses to wear out to dinner (hope you made your dinner reservations already), and other clothing! Look for the signs next to items that the sales staff suggests!
Or shop online at Sundance Beach!