Valentine’s Day is sometimes vilified for being an overly commercialized—even made up— holiday. But we don’t buy into that. In fact, sending valentines to our sweeties dates back as far as the Middle Ages.
It’s true. The earliest recorded valentine was written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, at age 21, while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London after being captured at the Battle of Agincourt. Charles penned a poem to his wife, whom he affectionately referred to as “my very gentle Valentine.” She died while he was imprisoned, and his poem was all she had of him.
How romantic. We could all learn a lesson from the young duke who, even under the duress of captivity, made the effort to eloquently compose and send his expressions of love to his wife when great distance kept them apart.
If distance is keeping you from the one you love this Valentine’s Day, there is no better way to bridge the gap than to send a thoughtful gift to remind both of you just how close you really are.
Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
If you are looking for unique Valentine’s Day gifts, why not think outside the candy box. Here are a few ideas to get you started (hint: there are no flowers or chocolates involved):
His & Hers mugs
Even when you are far apart, you can still sip your morning coffee from your matching mugs.
Custom handwriting jewelry
A bracelet or necklace with a meaningful word or short phrase scripted in your handwriting is a gift to cherish forever.
Get those photos out of your phone. A customized collection of your best-of moments together will help keep your favorite memories alive.
The best gift for Valentine’s Day.
While these are all very good Valentine’s Day gifts to give your loves ones near and far, sometimes the best gifts are the simplest ones: those that are heartfelt and express exactly how you feel. But let’s face it, unlike young Duke Charles, most of us are not poets (and we know it). This is where KindNotes can help you out.
If you are looking for thoughtful and unique Valentine’s Day gifts, look no further. With KindNotes you can send your sweetheart a romantic collection of notes that declare your love and devotion—the best gift for Valentine’s Day you could ever give.
And whether you are eloquent with your words or need a little help expressing your feelings, we’ve got you covered. We offer the options of selecting messages from our library, requesting blank papers to write your own notes, or using our personalize service to print your messages.
Your KindNotes will be sent to your loved one in a beautiful keepsake jar filled with your 31 unique messages in decorative miniature envelopes. Fully customizable, you can select every element of your KindNotes or choose from our collection of Completed and Ready-made Sets. There are no wrong answers, especially when your loving expressions come straight from the heart.