The history of St. Valentine’s Day still remains a mystery, but February has long been known as the month of romance. The U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Australia and the U.K. celebrate Valentine’s Day, while the women of these countries long to be wooed and to celebrate love with their man passionately. More than 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, second only to Christmas, according to the Greeting Card Association.
St. Valentine’s Day contains traces of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. Today, the Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. During the 17th century, friends and lovers exchanged small tokens of affection or notes until printed cards replaced written letters. In 1840, Esther A. Howland began to sell the first mass-produced valentines greetings in America. The legendary St. Valentine is deeply engrained in many cultures today.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Advantage Bridal was inspired by the rich, elegant color of red. We’ve highlighted some our favorite special occasion gifts and wedding accessories, including red Just Married bikinis, bridal jewelry, garters, personalized tote bags, rhinestone flip flops, lingerie, toasting flutes, purses and clutches, favor boxes, ballet slippers and much more.
A red theme wedding can make a dramatic statement, especially when paired with a color that adds striking contrast. Red wedding accessories evoke glamour and sophistication. Custom rhinestone tank tops and tees are perfect bridesmaids gifts, wedding party gifts and Valentine’s Day gifts. Guys, if you’re looking for something to wow your woman or you simply want to see her in some gorgeous lingerie, Advantage Bridal carries sweetheart gifts for every woman – from practical to sexy.