Saturday, February 9, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

From everyone here at Umbrellas.com, we wish you a very Happy Valentines Day!

Ever wonder the origin of Valentine's Day? Well, it is thought to have started in 270 AD during the reign of Claudius II in the Roman Empire. Claudius refused to let anyone marry during wartime because he thought that it would make his soldiers stronger and wiser if they didn't have anyone to think about besides themselves. Bishop Valentine on the other hand thought that this was absurd. He essentially wed couples secretly and against Claudius wishes. He was soon found out though and sadly jailed for his actions. While in jail, he was said to have written a love note to the jailor's daughter before he was executed on February 14 and signed it "From your Valentine"... Now where have we heard that before? <3

Regardless of the origin, Valentines Day is all about love. And what better way to show that special someone that you care about them then with an umbrella. Jewelry and roses are lovely, but an umbrella keeps them safe and dry during the worst conditions. Especially for this holiday, we suggest buying one of our many red umbrellas... since it is the official color of love.

Red Clear Circles and Dots | $24.95
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You cant go wrong with our Red Clear Circles and Dots Umbrella. Its fashionable yet durable and has a fun design printed on it! It's made from vinyl (the same material that is used on bubble umbrellas) and would go well with any outfit. 


Red Child's Ruffle | $14.50
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...And dont forget the little ones! Make your kids feel special too with this Red Ruffle Umbrella that will fit perfectly in their tiny hands. Fun Fact: Red is considered the color of love because it stands for strong romantic feelings for someone.




Be My Valentine Heart Dome | $17.95
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By far, our best Valentines Day umbrella is the Be My Valentine Heart Dome Umbrella. It's adorable and will keep you extra dry since it's a dome umbrella. Another fun fact: the 'X' symbol thats synonymous with the kiss, fist began in medieval times. People who couldn't write their names back then signed their name with an 'X' (with a witness present) and kissed it to show their sincerity! How cute!

So have an amazing Valentines Day! And don't forget to visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for great offers and discounts!


2 comments:

  1. I think you would want to use this video on your article: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGx7q4O6w2w
    It tells exactly how Valentine was captured by Claudius, and was executed, right after he wrote the eternally remembered 'from your Valentine' letter.

    Feel free to embed the video, it is using CC attribution.

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