Published: 7th Feb 2020
Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it and with it comes enough glitzy gifts, colourful cards and exciting experience opportunities to make your heart soar.
Love-themed fashion items and accessories are already appearing in shops, online and on the pages of glossy magazines and daily papers.
Ideas for romantic reads, love-themed movies and even dishes of food to serve up to your one-and-only are everywhere we look.
All you have to do is to start thinking about what you want to do, what you might wear and who you might be spending the special day with.
Valentine’s Day has been celebrated since the year 496 and is believed to have originated in Rome.
Folklore has it that St Valentine was a priest who was against a recent ban on marriage issued by Emperor Claudius II.
The ruler apparently believed married men did not make good soldiers.
The priest carried out marriages in secret but was caught, imprisoned and sentenced to death.
While behind bars, however, he fell in love with the goaler’s daughter and managed to secretly send her a card signed “your Valentine” before he was led off to his death on February 14.
Today Valentine’s Day is big business, with fashion and other high street outlets all climbing aboard the love train.
You may wish to choose yourself something to wear on the special day or you might simply be keen to draw inspiration for other occasions from some of the looks.
Look out for fashion models sporting deep red outfits teamed up with heart-shaped accessories and dummies in shop windows modelling clothing styled with Valentine’s Day in mind.
In the world of catalogue modelling, the looks are less likely to be driven by the event, but you will certainly find all sorts of special occasion wear for a romantic night out.
Models of all shapes and ages, including curvy models, plus size models and petite models, can offer inspiration to help you feel good and look great.
If you wish to celebrate Valentine’s Day there are, of course, a myriad of options open to you.
For a romantic movie to indulge in, try Emma, Jane Austen’s much-loved comedy starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn and Bill Nighy.
Or stay in and look out for old favourites on television such as Ghost, Dirty Dancing and, of course, Love Story….
Restaurants near you will be trying to tempt you in with special Valentine’s Day offers but you could also consider whipping up delicious delicacies of your own for a cosy night in.
Whatever you do, put your heart and soul into it and have fun.
Valentine’s Day is about love and can be spent with your partner, your family or your friends, treating yourself and your loved ones to ensure everyone has a good time.