A Love Story: The History and Significance of Valentine’s Day 

Celebrated globally, Valentine’s Day has become a widely recognized occasion for expressing love and affection towards romantic partners. This special day is dedicated to honoring the love shared between couples and cherishing the memories of loved ones who have passed away. It is a time to reflect on the significance of love in our lives and to celebrate the relationships that bring us joy and happiness. 

The history of Valentine’s Day is shrouded in mystery and legend, with various theories about its origins. One view is that Valentine’s Day originated as a Christian holiday to honor Saint Valentine, a martyr who lived in the 3rd century AD. According to legend, Saint Valentine was a priest who was imprisoned and executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome when Emperor Claudius II banned marriage. 

Another theory is that Valentine’s Day has its roots in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, which was celebrated in mid-February. The festival celebrated fertility and featured rituals such as the sacrifice of goats and dogs and the pairing of young men and women in a lottery-style matchmaking process. 

The first recorded Valentine’s Day celebration in the United States was in the early 1700s, and it was a time when friends and lovers exchanged tokens of affection such as flowers, candy, and cards. In the 19th century, Valentine’s Day became increasingly commercialized with the rise of mass-produced cards and gifts. 

Discover a unique and delicious way to show your love with The Fruit Company’s Valentine’s Day Collection. Our Valentine’s collection features a dynamic range of fruit towers, fruit boxes, and gourmet gifts that are sure to impress. If you are looking for something sweet or savory, The Fruit Company has you covered. Our collection has something for every palette, from fresh fruit arrangements to decadent chocolates. Some of our favorites include:  


Valentine’s Day Gift Tower: One of the standout items in the collection is our Valentine’s Day Gift Tower. This gift tower is the perfect way to say, “I love you.” It features a range of chocolates, raspberry truffles, and popcorn; all handpicked for their delicious taste and premium quality. First, you will find a bag of Chocolate Covered Cherries, a perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavors, followed by six pieces of Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles, which add a touch of fruity elegance to the gift. Then, for a classic sweet and salty experience, there are six pieces of Sea Salt Caramels included in the gift tower. Finish off the indulgence, a bag of Caramel Cashew Crunch Popcorn provides a satisfying crunch and the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors. This gift is 14% off if you use code LOVE14 at checkout. 

The Fruit Company Love Blossom Gift Box: Surprise your special someone with the ultimate gift of love with this Valentine’s Day Love Blossom Gift Box. Enjoy the freshness of blood oranges, cara cara navel oranges, Honeycrisp apples, and pomegranates, as well as the indulgence of a craft dark chocolate blood orange bar and Marich choc-covered cherries. Send the ultimate loving gesture with this thoughtful box that will make your home feel like a candy shop for your sweetheart. Whether you want to show appreciation for your significant other, friends, or family, this gift will let your girlfriend know that you are thinking of her this Valentine’s Day. This gift is also 14% off if you use code LOVE14 at checkout. 

Chocolate Jubilee Gift Tower: If your loved one has a sweet tooth, the Chocolate Jubilee Gift Tower is the perfect gift. This tower is packed with an assortment of gourmet treats, including a rich and indulgent selection of chocolates, truffles, and popcorn, all carefully curated to provide a delicious and decadent experience. The first item on the list is a 3 oz bag of chocolate-covered cherries, the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Next, you’ll find six dark chocolate raspberry truffles, which add a touch of fruity elegance to the gift. In addition, the six pieces of sea salt caramels offer a classic sweet-salty combination in a 4 oz package. And to top it off, there is a 3.5 oz bag of caramel cashew crunch popcorn for a satisfying crunch.  

Chocolate-Covered Cherries: These cherries are the epitome of indulgence. Fresh cherries are hand-dipped in rich, creamy chocolate, making them the perfect sweet treat for your loved one. They are an excellent way to show how much you care and simultaneously indulge in a bit of sweetness.  

Gourmet gifts from The Fruit Company are the perfect way to show your love this Valentine’s Day. Since sweet treats are essentially a requirement on Valentine’s Day, The Fruit Company, you can show how creative and thoughtful you are when you pass up ordinary boxes of store-bought chocolates and give our exquisite Chocolate Covered Cherries or an elegant Valentine’s Day gift tower filled with goodies. 

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