We have all your favorite Valentine candy. Conversation hearts, heart shaped suckers, gobstopper hearts, fudge hearts, sweet tart hearts, heart shaped suckers, chocolate lips and hearts. No better way to say I Love You then with some Valentine's Day Candy.
Try something different this year .Retro and Nostalgic candy makes great gifts for Valentine's Day. Merci Chocolates, Chocolate Ice Cubes, Candy Necklaces, Sugar Daddy Pops or Wax Lips are just a few of the nostalgic candy favorites which are given at Valentine's Day.
We have a great selection of gift baskets to choose from that will also be perfect for the sweet heart in your life.
Our pucker up gift basket, retro gift basket or a classic car will certainly please that special person in your life.
February 14 is the day of love and romance. Candy and gifts are exchanged between those in love all across the country in the name of St. Valentine. Actually the whole month of February is known for the month of romance.|
Who is St. Valentine and how did this holiday tradition start?
There are many different theories on how this holiday started, here is the most popular.
His name is Valentine and he lived in Rome during the third century. At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. Many did not like Emperor Claudius, as he
wanted to have a big army. He expected men to volunteer to join. Many men just did not want to fight in wars. They did not want to leave their wives and families. Not many men signed up. This made Claudius furious. He had a crazy idea. He thought that if men were not married, they would not mind joining the army. So Claudius decided not to allow any more marriages. Young people thought his new law was cruel. Valentine thought it was preposterous and would not support the new law!
Valentine was a priest and one of his favourite activities was to marry couples. Even after Emperor Claudius passed his law, Valentine kept performing marriage ceremonies -- secretly, of course. It was really quite exciting. Imagine a small candlelit room with only the bride and groom. They would whisper the words of the ceremony, listening all the while for the steps of soldiers.
One night, we did hear footsteps. The couple that was just married escaped in time,however Valentine was caught. He was thrown in jail and told that his punishment was death.
He tried to stay cheerful. And do you know what? Wonderful things happened. Many young people came to the jail to visit me. They threw flowers and notes up to my window. They wanted me to know that they, too, believed in love.
One of these young people was the daughter of the prison guard. Her father allowed her to visit me in the cell. Sometimes we would sit and talk for hours. She helped me to keep my spirits up. She agreed that I did the right thing by ignoring the Emperor and going ahead with the secret marriages. On the day I was to die, I left my friend a little note thanking her for her friendship and loyalty. I signed it, "Love from your Valentine."
I believe that note started the custom of exchanging love messages on Valentine's Day. It was written on the day Valentine died, February 14, 269 A.D. Now, every year on this day, people remember. But most importantly, they think about love and friendship.