Remembering Saint Valentine – Celebrating Love.

At Te Puke Florist, all of our gifts are wrapped with love. Valentine's Day, the 14th of February is coming up next week. Valentine's Day is the celebration of love and here is the story of how it all started. The history of Valentine’s Day dates back to the third century BC when the Roman Empire was ruled by a king named Claudius II. A mercilessness king, he was nicknamed as 'Claudius the Cruel ' as he fought a number of wars. During these wars, he lost a lot of soldiers and people became reluctant to join his Army. Claudius believed that men did not want to leave their love and family behind so he cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome. A Christian Priest named Valentine stood for

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