Hopeful lovers everywhere will be anticipating the giving or receiving of a token of love on February 14th. A Valentine’s Day engagement can be the ultimate in romantic celebrations or an easy substitute for a more original proposal depending on your point of view, but jewellery remains a popular gift and, if my husband’s reading this, I for one would never turn down a huge sparkly ring just because I was a bit sniffy about the date!
Rings symbolize love that never ends… although if you have any doubts, choose a sapphire; legend has it that a dark blue sapphire will turn pale blue if the loved one is, er, playing away from home! Blue flowers, too, symbolise true devotion, perhaps because the colour was associated with the goddess Hera, the guardian of marriage and fidelity.
Blue roses? Well, maybe not. Red roses have come to be synonymous with love representing both the happiness and – watch those thorns! – the pain. White roses symbolize pure spiritual love whilst black ones, which fortunately don’t exist in nature, mean the end of the affair.
Perhaps Harry, my heroine in Turning the Tide, already knows that anchors are a symbol of constancy, holding the heart safe against the storms of love, but I wonder what she’d make of a bungee jump? Yes, I see that this year you can make your loved one’s heart beat a little faster with the gift of a lovers’ leap tandem bungee jump, but if that’s the only way that love will be in the air, I’ll keep my feet firmly on the ground!
Of course, you don’t need a significant other to take advantage of this year’s very special Valentine’s offer from Choc Lit. From now until Valentine’s Day, there’s a whole selection of Choc Lit Kindle ebooks available from Amazon HERE – some as low as £2.14! Go on, treat someone you love; your lover, your mother, your best friend or yourself!