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After Christmas, Valentine’s Day is a day that people gift each other with something special. Though the event and celebrations can be termed as religious as it involves Saint Valentines as a matter of fact, but the event has remained a mystery because of different story behind Saint Valentine and love birds celebrating this day as a day for lovers. Even the church has not been able to fully explain the happening and thus it adds more to the mystery. I have seen in many religious nature photos to canvas art of St. Valentines and the story behind the day. It is believed by many that a Priest by the name of Valentines married young couples defying the decree of the Roman Emperor of that time. It is believed that the Roman Emperor banned marriages so that the soldiers can remain strong and emotionally stable with no sense of losing so that the war can be won easily. The priest was sentenced to death and we believe that it was his martyrdom and stand that we appreciate by celebrating Valentine’s Day.

canvas-home-printingNow a day this event is celebrated in almost every religion and country with a sense of day to appreciate the bond of love and care. On this event, which is always on 14th of February, couples exchange gift for showing their love towards each other. Many of us take advantage of this day by proposing to others and telling them how they feel about them. Though flirting has been the drawback of it, I wouldn’t consider this event to be the cause of evil in the society. Business community has been earning a lot from this lucrative business and offers some amazing kind of gift items every other year to bring uniqueness. Romantic dinners and romantic trips have become very common way to celebrate the Valentine’s Day. Here are few of the ideas to gift something cute to the one you love.

Electronic Gadget
World has been swept away with some amazing gadgets that have been introduced in the market. Cell phones have become like a must thing to have and people go for the new model whenever they get the chance to do so. Companies like I-phone, Samsung, blackberry and Nokia usually offer some specially designed cell phones for the event of Valentine’s Day.

Photo Frames
A new trend in the market is of gifting something special by getting a framed print of images through canvas printing services offered by many companies online, especially for this event. One has a choice to choose from the images they have with them of personal nature or choosing some brilliant ideas that are offered by these companies on their website.

Sweets are Treats
Next to the event of Easter, Valentine’s Day sees huge sale of chocolates. The easiest and cutest way to wish someone the day is to get them a heart shaped chocolate box of some exquisite chocolates and flowers. Major companies like Cadbury and Nestle make specially designed and packed chocolates for Valentine’s Day.

Stuff Toys
Have you ever heard of love birds calling each other with names? Yup they usually use the word my honey bunny or my teddy bear and so on. I don’t know if the stuff toy companies introduce these nicks through clever marketing or they picked it up by researching norms, but the gifting a stuff toy is literally huge. In fact it is more like a Valentine’s Day special of gifting a stuff toy. Companies usually offer some very cute stuff toys on the occasion having color combination of red and white.

 

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So finally its February and Valentine’s Day is coming soon. Although I believe you can’t dedicate a single day to love but then in this hectic life of ours, Valentine’s Day means a lot to everyone. Couple rejuvenate their love this day while singles raise their hopes of finding their valentine on 14th February.

Valentine’s Day often turns out to challenging too especially for those in relationship. Apart from romance and love, it’s also becomes a task to make it special for your valentine. Some panic and get into last-minute perfect gift hunting frenzy. So here today I am sharing this cool “Valentine’s Day Cheatsheet” that could help you refresh your love once again.

What Your Valentine Wants!

Infographic Source: What Valentines Want | Shari’s Berries

The above infographic is a result of a survey of 1,000 people. As per the survery, on an average, 18-25 year olds are two times more excited than those aged between 55-65 year olds. On the contrary, the survey also states that as the age increases, the desire for gifts increases too. To be precise just 4.5% of 18-24 year olds desire for gifts on Valentine’s day whereas as many as 12.2% of 65+ years old desire for gifts from their Valentine. And we thought Valentine’s Day is only for the youth!

The survey also highlights about the type of gifts preferred by both men and women. 15% of men and 9% of women agreed that they would enjoy gifts that can be shared with their significant other. 39% of women and 35% of men would like a romantic present from their partner. Surprisingly only 20% of men and 19% of women want to be surprised on Valentine’s Day.

Of those surveyed, 57% of people would prefer to receive their gift at home, just 9% at work and 35% were happy with receiving their gift anywhere. They were also more eager to stay in on Valentine’s Day than go out for a meal.

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It’s the Valentine’s week and I can’t hold myself but share my list of some great romantic movies produced in Bollywood cinema. Bollywood is known worldwide for its singing and dancing and there are lots of romantic musical movies released every year for Hindi Cinema fans.

Today, as Valentine’s day is nearing, I would like to share my list of top 23 Romantic Bollywood Movies collection for my readers to enjoy this month of love. Pick up any of these movies and watch it everyday with your partner and rejuvenate your love for the whole year.

Here’s the list as follows:

1. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Directed By: Aditya Chopra

Stars: Kajol, Shahrukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Mandira Bedi, Satish Shah, Farida Jalal

2. Kabhi Kabhi

Directed By: Yash Chopra

Stars: Rakhi, Waheeda Rehman, Neetu Singh, Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor

3. Guide

Directed By: Vijay Anand

Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Dev Anand, Leela Chitnis

4. Maine Pyar Kiya

Directed By: Sooraj R. Barjatya

Stars: Bhagyashree, Salman Khan, Alok Nath, Reema Lagu, Mohnish Behl, Lakshmikant Berde

5. Choti Si Baat

Directed By: Basu Chatterjee

Stars: Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Ashok Kumar, Asrani

6. Rockstar

Directed By: Imtiaz Ali

Stars: Nargis Fakhri, Ranbir Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Moufid Aziz

7. Tere Naam

Directed By: Satish Kaushik

Stars: Bhoomika Chawla, Salman Khan, Sachin Khedekar, Ravi Kishan

8. Silsila

Directed By: Yash Chopra

Stars: Rekha, Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor

9. Veer Zara

Directed By: Yash Chopra

Stars: Preity Zinta, Rani Mukherjee, Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Kirron Kher, Divya Dutta, Boman Irani

10. Mughal E Azam

Directed By: K. Asif

Stars: Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, Prithviraj Kapoor, Durga Khote

11. Jab We Met

Directed By: Imtiaz Ali

Stars: Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor,

12. Chashme Baddoor

Directed By: Sai Paranjpye

Stars: Deepti Naval, Farooq Shaikh, Rakesh Bedi, Saeed Jaffrey, Ravi Baswani

13. Paakeezah

Directed By: Kamal Amrohi

Stars: Meena Kumari, Raj Kumar

14. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa

Directed By: Kundan Shah

Stars: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Tijori, Satish Shah

15. Hum Tum

Directed By: Kunal Kohli

Stars: Rani Mukherjee, Saif Ali Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Kirron Kher

16. Amar Prem

Directed By: Shakti Samanta

Stars: Sharmila Tagore, Rajesh Khanna

17. Jaane Tu.. Ya Jaane Na

Directed By: Abbas Tyrewala

Stars: Genelia D’Souza, Imran Khan, Prateik Babbar

18. Ek Duuje Ke Liye

Directed By: K. Balachander

Stars: Rati Agnihotri, Kamal Haasan, Madhvi

19. Jodha Akbar

Directed By: Ashutosh Gowariker

Stars: Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan

20. Barfi!

Directed By: Anurag Basu

Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz

21. Hum Aapke Hain Koun

Directed By: Sooraj R. Barjatya

Stars: Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Anupam Kher, Alok Nath, Renuka Shane, Mohnish Behl, Reema Lagu, Satish Shah

22. Bobby

Directed By: Raj Kapoor

Stars: Dimple Kapadiya, Rishi Kapoor

23. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Directed By: Karan Johar

Stars: Kajol, Rani Mukherjee, Shahrukh Khan

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Everyone wants to get married to the love of their life and set off to a romantic honeymoon trip with their spouse. For most of the newly weds, a Honeymoon trip comes once in a lifetime and this is the time when the couple wish to abandon all the other worries of the world and devote completely into each other’s company. Love can be enjoyed wherever you are but Honeymoon is something special as you visit new beautiful places that adds an extra flavor to the romance.

Check out the following best honeymoon destinations in the world:

1. Hawaii

Hawaii is the No.1 spot that comes to anyone’s mind when they are making a list of top 10 best honeymoon destinations in the world. Hawaii, because of its location and scenic beauty was (and is) hugely popular among tourists and honeymooners alike, even before the place got recognition as one of the America’s fifty states in the year 1959. In Hawaii, you can experience the authentic Hawaiian culture in their rustic eco-resorts or you can also enjoy your honeymoon in the luxury of five-star resorts and beach villas.

2. Rome and other Italian Cities

When we talk about romance, the one country that comes into our minds is Italy. The country has been successful in maintaining their old-world charm and romance intact. Italy is undoubtedly one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world especially its beautiful cities like Rome, Milan, Venice etc. The couples can walk hand-in-hand on the cobblestone streets while enjoying their togetherness as well as the stunning architecture around them or they can take heavenly rides through the river streams on boats throughout the city especially in Venice, Italy. Food is also exotic in Italy and adds a different flavor to your honeymoon trip with their well preserved stock of wine.

3. Paris, France

Almost every couple dreams to kiss each other either besides Eiffel Tower or from the top of it. Perhaps, the top 10 list of best honeymoon destinations can’t be complete if you don’t include France. After all, France is where you’ll find the City of Lights, Paris. Paris is the most favorite destination for lovers as you can sense Romance in the air on the streets of this beautiful city. Because of this unique feature, it gets into the list of top 10 honeymoon destinations. The couple can enjoy royal treatments at the hotels, romantic candlelight dinners and of course enjoy wine together.

4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

With its crystal clear waters, fine white-sand beaches and many other attractions, Bora Bora situated in the French Polynesia deserves to be included in the list of the best honeymoon destinations of the world. The couple can enjoy a variety of accommodation options ranging from luxurious rooms to charming thatched-roof villas to bungalows on stilts. There are plenty of things to do in Bora Bora both romantic and adventurous. You can go for swimming in the crystal clear waters with your better half or take a helicopter ride to admire the beauty of Bora Bora from the top. There are many nightclubs and bars where you can enjoy some great time with your spouse.

5. The Bahamas

Right from the day it was discovered by Columbus in 1492, The Bahamas has earned a reputation of being one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Hence, we have listed it among the best honeymoon destinations in 2013. The Bahamas has become an attractive tourist spot and boasts of its luxurious and comfortable resorts uniquely blended with their culture and natural charms. The Bahamas is also an ideal place for adventurous couples if they love underwater cave diving, swimming or exploring shipwrecks. The multicolored coral reefs are the major attraction in The Bahamas and you will never forget the experience of the local culture at any of the village.

6. Las Vegas

If you think that Las Vegas is only famous of its night clubs and casino then think again. Las Vegas is full of attractions and you’ll find lots of activities happening here that would keep both of you fully occupied together for the whole day. You can pamper yourself by getting an appointment at any one of the spas for a day and relax. You can have great time enjoying the night at different casinos along the Vegas Strip. If gambling doesn’t appeal to you much, you can still visit the famous theaters, dance clubs, lounge shows and night clubs and have a blast all night long. All these excitements and night life culture makes Las Vegas a deserving city to be included in our list.

7. Bali, Indonesia

Bali is probably Asia’s most famous honeymoon destination. From an exotic culture to beautiful sun-kissed beaches to unspoiled rainforests, Bali has all the makings of the idyllic honeymoon spot. You can take your partner on a number of active pursuits such as paragliding, snorkeling, surfing, or rafting. You can even go on day trips and be entranced by the heartwarming hospitality and the exotic culture of the Balinese.

Of course, you can always take the entire day off and do nothing but be with your loved one. A day spent sharing a hammock with your new wife or husband is a day well spent for honeymooners in this part of the world.

8. Orlando, Florida

If you’re too eager to start the honeymoon and don’t want to stray too far from home, you don’t need to travel far to have the honeymoon of your dreams. Florida can serve as the perfect honeymoon setting for just about anyone. The beaches in Florida Keys are absolutely divine, while the Florida Everglades offer ecological tours for adventure-seeking couples.

For an even greater adventure, why not relive the joys of your childhood by visiting Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando? There are plenty of packages that couples to choose from in order to get exactly what they want in terms of park passes, amenities, and accommodations. One particular package suited for newlyweds is the ultra-exciting Romantic Escape. It’s absolutely wonderful for anyone who wants to spend time at a Disney resort as well as take a lovely cruise to the Bahamas. Walt Disney couldn’t have come up with a more perfect fairy tale setting for you and your Prince Charming.

9. Banff, Canada

Not every honeymoon has to be in a sunny tropical paradise. Banff is a beautiful, romantic resort town set in the Canadian Rockies. You can even take a trip into the wilderness on a whimsical sleigh ride, or you and your honey can also go ice skating on a frozen river, snowshoeing against the backdrop of the rocky mountains, cross-country and downhill skiing, and even dog sledding. After a fulfilling day in the snow, both of you can enjoy the warmth of a fireplace, sip some hot chocolate, and snuggle to your hearts’ content. For the best experience, stay at the Fairmont Chateau at Lake Louise (just outside of Banff), or the Fairmont Springs Hotel in Banff.

Aside from fabulous winter activities, the resort has plenty to offer all year round. During the warmer months, lovers can participate in any of the resort’s many outdoor activities like hiking, rafting, and horseback riding. Now, that’s a physically-engaging honeymoon!

10. Munnar, India

Kerala is the most popular honeymoon destination in India, particularly because of its romantic resorts on the beaches, backwaters and hill stations. Top ten honeymoon destinations in Kerala are Munnar Hill station, Kumarakom Backwaters, Alleppey Houseboats, Thekkady wildlife sanctuary, Koavalam Beach, Waynadu Hills, Marari Beach, Athirapally waterfalls, Vagamon Hills and Bekal Beach. Honeymooners include above tourist places in their honeymoon packages.

If you like tea, a visit to Munnar is a must! The surrounding region is renowned for its sprawling tea plantations. See tea being picked and processed, and try fresh tea straight from the gardens. There’s even a tea museum. The area is blessed with the natural beauty of winding lanes, misty hills, and forests full of exotic plants and wildlife. Adventure enthusiasts can trek to Anamudi, the highest peak in south India, explore Eravikulam National Park, or go rock climbing and para gliding.

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In everyone’s life there comes a time when you wish for a vacation on a picturesque places with a welcoming weather, soft sand and salty yet refreshing winds. And the thing that makes its more perfect is spending the vacation as a couple. Here, in this article we give you top romantic holiday spots of the world where you can rekindle your love with your partner.            `

Caribbean

Known for attracting honeymooners from all around the world, The Caribbean is an amazing choice when you want to spend some magical time with your spouse. It’s amongst the most popular romantic destinations of the world. The whole ambiance around the island is relaxed and the views are breathtakingly beautiful. The islands are small but fully equipped to serve you with one of the most memorable vacation of your life.

Santorini, Greece

This Greek Islands has a picture perfect scenic beauty especially in summer months. Santorini is blessed with stunning blue water beaches, white buildings around the cobbled streets and the air is filled with the fresh smell of wild flowers. This is a perfect place to have a relaxing romantic holiday with love one.

South Africa

For couples who are looking for a thrilling holiday experience, then South Africa is a place is to be considered. Celebrate your marriage away from the fast life of the city, tasting some of the best wines or going for a great safari ride. Add-on a week holiday by taking a small trip to Mauritius for a rich beach experience!!

Australia

Make your honeymoon a lifetime experience by planning a holiday in Australia! This splendid country has something for everyone. OZ is the most popular places to visit according to the top most tourist magazines and companies. Taste different cuisines, experience wilderness and enjoy wine while seeing sun setting behind the Ayres Rock.

So, plan a small yet special honeymoon for a person you love most and the thing which makes this honeymoon better will be making this honeymoon trip a longer one. But remember, romantic holidays is not made by exotic locations, resorts or spas… but it is made by the time when you again fall in love with the person you love most.

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