It’s that time of year again when love is most definitely in the air. Shop windows are filling with red roses and little red hearts start popping up all over the place, but do you know where the phrase ‘love is in the air’ comes from? Well you know who I mean by Cupid, that cute little angelic chap with the bow and arrow? Legend has it that when Cupid shoots his magical gold-tipped arrow through the air, whoever it hits will fall crazy in love with the next person they meet. Love is literally in the air!And that’s why Cupid, who was in fact the Roman god of Desire, Attraction and Affection, is a big favourite on Valentine cards. The Greek translation of Cupid is Eros, who was also the god of Love for the Ancient Greeks. There are so many myths surrounding Eros and one of them even cites him as the very first god, and the one that allowed the creation of the Universe in the first place, so pretty important as gods go!
But History aside, it’s nearly February 14th and that means Valentine’s Day. The one day of the year when it’s all about spreading the love, and in true Disco Beads stylee, we’d like to mix things up a bit…
As well as the love of your life, whoever that may be, how about spreading the love a little bit further? Send some out to all your loved ones, friends and family too? Our Disco Fairies have even come up with some Valentine gifts to help you do just that, like the gorgeous Vintage Heart decorations to hang up wherever you like, and the Vintage Heart key ring.
As always, we’re all over anything to do with spreading the love. so we got a bit carried away with the love gifts ideas including a make your own 'love beading' set! You can check them all out here.
Of course it goes without saying that you don’t need to wait for someone to buy you a Valentine’s gift, a perfectly legitimate gift is the Valentine self-gift!! Showing yourself some love is just as important ;) In fact, how can you actually love anyone else if you don't first love yourself?
Whatever you’re doing, we hope you have a happy and love-filled Valentine’s Day, and don’t forget to watch out for that arrow!