Rubini Jewelers Blog — Valentine's Day

Valentines Day Guilt Trip

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

Valentines Day Guilt Trip

This is a great time for the jewelry biz! We've been trained that you must procure for your missus either candy, flowers, or jewelry.  But what if that just hangs over your head like a heavy miserable duty.  That doesn't feel good, it feels like a ticket to resentmentville with a heavy topping of guilt. Some solutions for the Valentines Day Guilt that may come up this time of year... 1) Give yourself a gift instead.  Make a pact with your partner or spouse.  "Honey, I am completely blank as to what I should give you for Valentine's this year. Let's...

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Musings on Valentines Day

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

Musings on Valentines Day

Valentines Day, everyone's love it (or hate it) holiday, is here.  And my intention was to clearly express that I  totally get where the haters are coming from- it's commercial, it's  kitschy.  But number 1: there is historical basis for the holiday & number 2: any day is a good day to express love and/or appreciation. Thanks to Wikkipedia, plus my own very loose summarizing...A long long time ago, (think 4th or 5th century) there was apparently a Christian priest Saint Valentine, who performed secret marriages for Roman soldiers threatened with a ban from getting wed. The theory of the...

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