Valentine's Day is celebrated annually on February 14th. On this day we express our romantic feelings towards each other by giving sentimental gifts and expressing romantic gestures. As cliched as this may sound, many couples do get engaged on this special day. However, do you know how this all started?
One of the many legends claims that on the eve before Saint Valentine of Rome was to be executed on Emperor Claudius’ command, he composed a letter to the jailer’s daughter signing off as ‘Your Valentine.’ This phrase became a statement of romantic intent over the many centuries to come.
The 14th of February was first closely linked to romantic love during the fourteenth century. During this time, the tradition of "courtly love" was widespread, with tales of knights declaring their admiration for a Lady with various unique gifts. It remains a popular celebration to this day: in the US alone, over 1 billion cards are sent every year.
What is St. Valentine’s connection to Malta? It is believed that his remains were brought to Malta in 1784 and are currently found in the Balzan church. His feast has been the cause of many celebrations over the years that followed, and since 1820 Saint Valentine has been chosen as the second patron saint of Balzan.
Georg Jensen: The Perfect Gift FOR HIM and HER this Valentine's Day in Malta
With a history that spans more than 100 years, the Georg Jensen brand represents quality craftsmanship and timeless aesthetic design, producing lifestyle products ranging from hollowware to watches, jewellery and home products.
The jewellery collection is available at our Ta’ Xbiex outlet and is an excellent source of inspiration for expressing your love in the spirit of Valentine’s.
To help inspire our clients, we organised a special themed Valentine’s day photoshoot featuring selected items from the Georg Jensen jewellery collection.
We hope that our choices will inspire you and we look forward to your visit where your gift will be beautifully wrapped and presented for you to give to your loved one this Thursday!