On February 14, across many countries cards, gifts and flowers are traditionally exchanged between loved ones to mark Valentine's Day. A relatively recent celebration in the modern world, some say it dates back to the 5th century, others that the origins come from a Roman holiday - Lupercalia. During the 18th century it became a day on which lovers expressed their love for each other by exchanging hand made cards and gifts. Heart shapes, dove shapes and winged cupid figures are some of the most popular symbols used to represent Valentine's Day. It was not until during the 17th century that people in this country started to exchange cards and love letters on St Valentines Day. America soon followed and today, hundreds of millions of red roses are purchased as Valentine gifts and more cards are given on Valentines Day than on any other special day except Christmas! The most popular gifts are chocolates and flowers.
Our collection of Valentine Day products will provide everything needed to create a beautiful Valentine Day gift. Silk roses that will provide an everlasting keepsake and a host of sundries to inspire you when creating presentation baskets and boxes with a Valentine theme. Heart printed cello rolls, silk rose petals, and much more. Packaging to complete presentation bouquets, baskets and gift boxes - bags, living vases, pull bows, ribbon, presentation rose boxes, tissue paper and delicate fabrics for window dressing or packaging filler material. Heart shaped foil balloons, in a choice of attractive romance themed designs, all printed with a Happy Valentine Day message. Balloons make a fun addition tied to any gift box or basket. And a huge selection of hanging heart decorations. Wicker and wood hearts hanging from pretty ribbons - ideal for decorating a Valentine Ball venue or just to give a loved one as a keepsake.