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Inspirational Quotes

Two entwined hearts to represent Love quotesWe’ve just published a collection of, mostly inspirational, quotes we’ve pulled together on our twitter feed celebrating Love and Marriage mainly for St. Valentine’s day, we’ve reproduced them all together below:

  • An anniversary; a celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance & tenacity. The order varies for any year. – Paul Sweeney    http://thinkexist.com/quotes/paul_sweeney/
  • True love stories never have endings. – Richard Bach    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Bach
  • The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. – Henry Youngman    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Youngman
  • Where there is love there is no darkness. – Burundi Proverb
  • Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering. – Cynic
  • Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking. – Chinese Proverb
  • Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one. – Maria Lovall translation from Friedrich Halm
  • There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.- Martin Luther
  • Love one another and you will be happy. It is as simple and as difficult as that – Michael Leunig    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Leunig
  • On our anniversary, we may not have wealth, but we do have each other and that is worth more than all the money in the world.    http://www.wow4u.com/
  • Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Robert Heinlein
  • Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. Franklin P. Jones
  • The highest happiness on earth is marriage. – William Lyon Phelps
  • You don’t marry someone you can live with. You marry the person who you cannot live without. – Anon.
  • Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together. – Simone Signoret
  • Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one. – Friedrich Halm translation by Maria Lovall
  • Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. – Victor Hugo
  • Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.  – Lao Tzu
  • Our wedding was many years ago.  The celebration continues to this day.   – Gene Perret
    It’s not where you go or what you do, it’s who you take along with you. – Anon.
  • The secret to a good marriage is understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent and it must be equal. – F. Pittman
  • Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. –  Jalal ad-Din Rumi
    The goal of our life should not be to find joy in marriage, but to bring more love and truth into the world. – Leo Tolstoy
  • No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. – Mark Twain
  • Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.  – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. – Mignon McLaughlin
  • Marriage is such that the independence is equal,the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal. – Louis K. Anspacher
  • Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle

If you have any other inspirational quotes relating to marriage, anniversaries of Love we would love to share then here.

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for 2013

We’ve just updated our Valentines Day Gift ideas section (here) with some new gift ideas plus we’ve got our tried and tested gifts that are sure to bring a smile to your partner’s face (or potential partner of course!)

What’s new:

Discover your Lover

Discover your lover Board game, An erotic game for two - take a sexual journey with your partner! If you’re in a strong stable relationship then this new game we’ve added is a great way to spice up your love life, With 3 levels of play from tender and playful to the more passionate and exciting you can set the level you feel best suits you and your partner.

The game brings you closer together and shows you surprising sides of yourself and your partner.  It can be disarming, exciting, direct and daring, hilarious at times but never disrespectful.

Romantic Heart Game.

 The Romantic Heart is a daring and enticing game for you and your partner.Simple rules with over 100 romantic challenges, this is another great heart game from Tease and Please This is a great game to test how romantic you and your partner are! Either one of you takes a paper roll out of the Heart, using the supplied tweezers and then carry out the suggestion it contains.  We stock other heart games for the more intrepid couple with far steamier options. This is selling fast and with limited stocks you’ll need to be quick!

Our Tried and Tested Ideas:

Two Hearts beat as One keyring

Tow Hearts as One Keyring This is a superb gift idea for any couple on your Anniversary or St Valentine's day.This is always a best seller at Valentine’s Day, two keyrings but with a single heart bringing them together makes it whole again, simple yet conveys the true meaning of Love! Each half can be personalised with a name or something else of your choice up to 11 characters. We like the engravings ‘Two Hearts’ ‘As one’ or ‘Together’ ‘We beat’ although ‘Snugglebutt’ and ‘Cuddlebug’ may take some beating! with quick dispatch times including a Next day delivery option (if ordered before noon) this is available, subject to stock right up to Valentine’s Day eve.

We’ve many more St Valentines Day gift ideas in our secure eCommerce gift store all products are dispatch promptly from our UK offices in robust and discreet packaging.

However you choose to celebrate St Valentine’s Day we hope you and your chosen partner have a great day and your celebration goes smoothly.

 

St Valentine’s Day Thursday 14th February 2013

It’s an expensive time of year for all you Lover’s out there, you just finish paying for the

For all you Lover's out there
St Valentines Day 14th February 2013

romance at Christmas and then you get hit with Valentine’s Day!

Gifts wrapped for St Valentine's DayThis year Valentine’s Day is on a Thursday which we figure is probably one of the best days of the week for Valentines to fall upon simply because it stretches the weekend out by at least a day which at this time of year is great!

Tradition holds that the first Valentine card was sent in 270 A.D. by St. Valentine himself on the eve of his execution for refusing to renounce Christianity. Signed “from your Valentine”, it was a note of appreciation from the young cleric to his jailer’s blind daughter who had brought him food and delivered messages for him.

The Romans celebrated St. Valentine’s Day as the Feast of Lupercalia, dedicated to the pastoral god Lupercus and to the Goddess of Love, Juno. The birds of Italy began mating on February 14, the oracles observed. Roman Maidens placed their names in an urn set up in the public square and courageous bachelors drew from it to obtain their “blind date” for the coming year. The Christian Church denounced these “love lotteries” as pagan rituals. During the Middle Ages, “love lotteries” persisted in France as “chance boxes” that allotted couples one year to get married or part company and, in England, men wore the name of the girl they drew on their sleeve encircled with a heart.

Written Valentines appeared around the year 1400 as quaint love missives and many were anonymous. Church opposition gradually declined and, by the 1700s, the familiar “roses are red, violets are blue…” verses were popular and in France, Valentines grew in size and elegance featuring ribbons, lace, gilt and other intricate effects made by hand.

The first Valentines in America were exchanged during the Revolutionary days and were mostly handmade with sentimental verses written in a flowing script. In 1840, Miss Esther Howland, an imaginative artist and entrepreneur became the first regular publisher of Valentines in the United States. She became a successful businesswoman heading her own publishing firm specialising in Valentine cards.

Around 1850, the first “Vinegar Valentines” were produced. These masterpieces of insult were sent anonymously and were popular along with the usual sentimental Valentines until around 1910 when the strictly sentimental ones gained more popularity. Since that time, Valentine’s Day cards can be found to fit almost any relationship. In fact, teachers receive more Valentine’s Day cards than anyone else.