Personalized Valentine's Day Gift
From symbolic dates to nicknames, make your gift one of a kind and irreplaceable with an engraving.
Celebrate your love with a gift!
Christofle is delighted to offer you a set of 2 silver plated teaspoons « Amour »
for any purchase from £500 until February 14th 2021*
*Offer valid until February 14th 2021 on the online boutique christofle.com only. A set of 2 silver plated teaspoons « Amour » worth £160 VAT incl.
for any purchase of £500 and more, in the limit of the available stock. The offer cannot be combined with other current offers.
DATES AND ORIGINS OF VALENTINE'S DAY
As everyone knows, the date of Valentine's Day is February 14th. But why is this date traditionally considered as the lovers' day?
Several versions exist but the most commonly accepted one dates back to the Middle Ages and is linked to the priest Valentinus. While the Roman Emperor Claudius II had forbidden marriages - to encourage soldiers to go to war in greater numbers - Valentinus would have continued to marry lovers in secret. Imprisoned and then executed for disobedience, he was finally canonized St. Valentine, patron saint of lovers.
The celebration of Valentine's Day is therefore a custom that has existed since the Middle Ages.
It was the English who were the first to exchange "valentines" or Valentine's Day cards from the 14th century onwards, a tradition that still persists today and has gradually become associated with gifts.
In the United States, it is now customary to offer them to all loved ones, in the broadest sense of the term, such as friends for example.
Jewelry, flowers and chocolates of course, but also, as the years go by, more and more original gifts, the idea remaining the same: to please those we love!