We will not want to miss the Valentine’s Day special features on DealDash.com.
DealDash will be celebrating in a big way with a few of my favorite features – 90 percent off on the final sale prices and 4X our usual time on the clock.
I especially like to get more time on the clock when the green line gets close to the end and I will get to collect more than 1,000 free bids.
Valentine’s Day gifts
What do you prefer to receive from your husband, wife or significant other on Valentine’s Day?
The most common Valentine’s Day gifts are flowers, jewelry or heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Sometimes going out for a nice romantic candle-lit dinner is nice, too.
When I was younger, I preferred receiving a box of chocolates, but now that I’m older I have to eliminate excess sugar, so I would rather receive a bouquet of flowers.
Valentine’s Day Memories
Do you have any special Valentine’s Day memories?
When I was in elementary school, our teachers would put a big decorated heart-shaped box in front of the classroom. The students would then buy a box of Valentine’s Day cards and select which ones they would give to other students. After putting another student’s name on all of the cards, they would bring them to school and put them in the box. On Valentine’s Day we would have a class party and the teacher would pass out all of the cards.
Most of the Valentine’s Day cards in my elementary school days were really beautiful with very clever love notes on them. It was a fun and secret way for students to let other students know if they had a crush on them. Some of the bigger cards even had suckers in them and the card would say, “I’m a sucker for you Valentine. Be mine.” I don’t see many cards like that anymore.
It was really exciting whenever I received a card like that. The only problem was that the popular students usually received more and bigger cards than other students. One year I saved up money and secretly made out a whole bunch of Valentines for the least popular students. It was fun to see their surprised and happy faces when they got so many cards.
Valentine’s Day History
Today, Valentine’s Day is recognized around the world as a celebration of love that takes place each year on Feb. 14, but it wasn’t until the 1300’s it officially became a holiday associated with love. According to my research, the origins of Valentine’s Day go back to a dark period in history when Christians were beheaded and it is believed that St. Valentine died on Feb. 14. Most agree that while Saint Valentine is known to be a patron saint of Christian and Roman tradition, the Catholic Church actually recognizes three different saints named Valentine, or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred and come with their own legend. But whether Valentine was opposing Emperor Claudius II’s outlaw of marriage and marrying lovers in secret or was killed for trying to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, his origins are based in acts of love.” At the end of the 5th century, Roman Pope Gelasius officially declared the date of February 14 “St. Valentine’s Day.” It wasn’t until the Middle Ages, though, that the holiday became associated with love and romance, a tradition that first started from the common belief in France and England that birds started their mating season on February 14.
Regardless how we choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it could be a lovely time to do some shopping on DealDash.com. After all, what could be a better way to show a loved one how much we care than winning a special gift that would make their day!
Happy Valentine’s Day and I’ll see you on our favorite shopping site!
This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.