Ah, Valentine’s Day, it’s so romantic. For many, it’s a day for spending time with our Significant Others to get a chance to appreciate everything about them.
But Valentine’s Day can be celebrated by anyone. Even if you don’t have an SO, you can share cards and chocolate with friends and family or go out with friends to show everyone that you’re single and proud!
This article will take a look at the holiday, what it’s about and provide Valentine’s Day fashion gift suggestions for the people you love.
History of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day originated with the Roman festival of Lupercalia. This event was held in mid-February and celebrated the coming of spring and fertility. During the festival, women were often paired off with men by lottery.
The festival was replaced by Valentine’s Day in the 5th century by Pope Gelasius I. The new name gave it an updated identity and it was seen as a day for romance all over the world.
Although many think the name of the holiday was inspired by the many Christian martyrs’ named Valentine, it likely originated with Emperor Claudius II Gothicus in 270 CE.
Gothicus was being jailed at the time and befriended his jailer’s daughter. It was reported that he cured her from blindness. Supposedly he wrote a letter to her and signed it “From your Valentine”, hence, the tradition of sending Valentine’s cards began.
Another theory is that the holiday was named for St. Valentine’s who defied the ruler’s orders and secretly married couples so the husbands would not have to go to war.
Over the years, Valentine’s Day became commercialized with printed cards being manufactured in the late 1700s. Common symbols are Cupid, hearts, roses, and birds because spring is avian mating season.
People celebrate by going out with loved ones, giving gifts, exchanging cards, eating sweets, and making romantic gestures to their SO.
The holiday is celebrated in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, and South Korea. In the Philippines, it is the most common day for people to get married.
Valentine’s Day Gifts
Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday, but it can be stressful to come up with gift ideas for friends, family and significant others.
Chocolate is a good stand by, but with so many people watching their weight these days, and others with allergies, it’s not the best idea for everyone.
Flowers are another option, but they are expensive and they die quickly. It is for this reason that not everyone likes giving or receiving them as gifts.
So what can you give that’s practical and long-lasting? How about FIERCEPULSE Valentine’s Day leggings?
They’re cute, they promote physical activity and their stretch material means you don’t have to worry too much about finding the perfect size. They make a terrific gift that the women in your life are sure to love.
One thing friends and family will appreciate is the leggings’ superior quality. Each pair is handmade from a four-way stretch material that will comply with your every move.
The flat waistband provides the ultimate in comfort. They have great no-fade prints and even provide UV protection.
Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas
This year, FIERCEPULSE has come out with a variety of new women’s Valentine’s Day leggings. They make terrific gifts and they are great for wearing on the days leading up to Valentine’s Day or on the holiday itself.
They are perfect for workouts, running errands, and hanging out with friends. If you are looking to add FIERCEPULSE leggings into your Valentine’s Day outfits, here are some terrific suggestions.
Black & Red Heart Shaped Leggings
These Black & Red Heart Shaped Leggings are hot! They have heart shapes on the front and rear providing a look that’s both cute and sexy.
We added a red crop top that could be perfect for workouts, but we went with a crop leather jacket and platform combats that took the outfit in another direction. We could easily see hitting the club on Valentine’s night in this ensemble.
Neon Love Leggings
These Neon Love Leggings make it look like you have neon signs all over your legs.
While they can be worn for just about any occasion, we decided to go in a Valentine’s Day workout leggings directions, matching them with a FIERCEPULSE red sports bra with black trim that brings out the black in the leggings.
We added sneakers that work to bring the red down and a black gym bag that balanced the outfit.
Cute Cupid Leggings
These Valentine’s Day print leggings are the epitome of spring. We decided to celebrate the soft colors by adding a pink tank top and baby blue Ugg style boots.
The pink heart-shaped sunglasses add a touch of fun and they are perfect for celebrating Valentine’s. This outfit works well for a daytime date or brunch out with the gals.
Two Patterned Valentine’s Day Leggings
The different prints on each leg of these leggings makes the look a lot of fun. We took the fun up another notch by adding a black and white striped crop top.
The black shoes bring balance while the reddish-orange purse emphasizes the leggings' unique color. This is an outfit you will want to wear when hanging out in your city’s more fashionable neighborhoods.
Pink Hearts Leggings
These leggings are sure to turn heads. The bright turquoise color and the reddish-pink hearts make a great combination.
We kept the heart design going with a fun red on pink heart tank and there’s even a heart on the adorable pink purse. Pink platform high tops round out the look.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. FIERCEPULSE’s Valentine’s Day leggings make the perfect gift for your friends, family, and significant others. What will you be doing to celebrate love when this holiday rolls around?