Monday, January 30, 2012

I will bring the Wine…

Are you generally the one who, when invited to a dinner party says “I will bring the wine…” ?  If so, this blog is for you and all the other bottled gift givers in the world.  Bringing a bottled gift to a dinner party is very traditional and in some situations, it is almost expected to bring the hostess a bottled gift.  However, gifting a bottled gift of wine or other liquor can be an opportunity to set you apart from the rest of the gifters.  A great bottle of wine should be presented in a fashion that stands apart from the rest.  If you spend good money on a bottle of wine, when it is almost expected to gift a bottle of wine, when received by the hostess amongst several other bottles of wine, the sensationalism is lost.  Present it in the fashion of a true well thought out gift and be original.  Make your gift of wine stand out with an upscale wine gift bag.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

For the Love of Valentines Day

Every year people are bombarded with gift suggestions for Valentines Day. They are the same played out suggestions year after year – candy, jewelry, flowers, and bottles of booze.  Why not think outside of the box this year and gift even those redundant gifts with flare.  You can make an ordinary typical Valentines gift stand out – to never be forgotten - and to be accepted this year with a new set of eyes.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Friends

When people hear Valentine’s Day their minds immediately jump to romantic relationships that they may be involved in.  But Valentine’s Day doesn’t only have to be about those who are involved with; the day can also be used to express how you feel about your best friend and other special people in your life.  During our lives we are lucky enough to have special people enter our lives, why shouldn’t we celebrate them and express how important and special they are to us.  Don’t hesitate to let everyone in your life know how much you love them on this day, and we are going to help you with some gift ideas that may help you.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Embrace your Anti-Valentine’s Day in you!

Have you read yet about the origin of Valentines Day?  If you have, then you know it started back during the Roman Empire days, back in 270 AD.  King Claudius ruled that men would not be able to marry during wartime as he felt it would make them weak, deflect their attention from what was at hand – WAR!  Well of course where a law has been put in place there is always someone who is going to break it and that is exactly what Bishop Valentine did.  (Now you are getting a good idea of where the name came from for Valentines Day.)  Well Bishop Valentine went on and performed covert weddings.  Of course, when you break a law, eventually you are going to get busted, as Bishop Valentine did and at a great cost!  Bishop Valentine was executed for this crime on guess what day?  If you guessed February 14th, you are correct.  So now you know where the name and date came from.  However, while jailed, Bishop Valentine also coined the term “From your Valentine” after writing a love note to his jailer’s daughter.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Origin of Valentine’s Day

Every year millions of people all over the world celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th.  This date has become known for expressing your love for your significant other, family members, those you wish were your lovers and those who you just want to send some love to.  It is shown that Miss Esther Howland was the first person in the United States to send the first Valentine cards and since then millions of valentine greetings are sent through the mail each and every year.  Valentine’s Day is the day that many people choose to express their true feelings, but are you aware of how it all started.