Valentine’s Day across the world is typically associated with lovers and the exchanging of gifts, but behind the commemorative day is a past shrouded in mystery. One story, according to History.com , says that:
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends 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 of the decree, 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.
Several other tales may be found in the full article here.
Regardless of which tale is true or not, the holiday has found its way into our customary celebrated holidays brimming with pink, red, hearts, flowers, and, of course, chocolates.
This Valentine’s Day, however, doesn’t have to be like the last or the last before that one either. Give a Valentine’s Day gift from the heart – a Cocoa Butter Heart. Giving a gift that doesn’t wilt after a couple days, but that can actually be used to soften hurting, itching skin or give silky smooth skin to someone who struggles with keeping their skin hydrated will truly make a difference for them, and they’ll be so grateful!
Here are a few Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are from the heart: