St Valentines Day, a gifting day we really love here at The Cat & The Moon! So, what is the true meaning of Valentines Day? Celebrated annually on February 14th, it originated as a Christian feast day honouring early Christina martyrs named Saint Valentine and, through late folk traditions, has become a significant celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.
Not only a day for lovers, but for all those whom we love. Its not the only day to share our love, but another opportunity to let those whom we love, know how just much we appreciate them.
If you are looking for a Valentine’s day gift for the woman in your life, choose a jewellery gift for her from award winning designer Martina Hamilton’s range of handcrafted jewellery collections designed here in our studio in the heart of Sligo town. The Bean Ri Collection (She King), commissioned by the National Museum of Ireland to mark 1000 years since the Battle of Clontarf. With its defining lines and sweeping elegance, this collection celebrates the history of Irish women and the part they have played in shaping the country. Or choose from the Croi Sliogan Collection, inspired by Martina’s love of her home County Sligo, with a gently textured shell motif as the hearts core, the space it encircles. Or perhaps, a piece from the Heaven collection, etched with the timeless romance of love poetry in a contemporary design.
For alternative gifts look at Kings Forge, handcrafted glass vases for fresh or dried flowers alike, or perhaps a handturned wooden bud vase by Ambrose & Brid. Love hearts? Heart inspired trinket dishes from Wendy Ward or Sarah McKenna will keep your jewellery safe and work as a perfect token gift for her. Or as a reminder of home take a look at the Raku Ceramic Hearts decorated with scenes of Benbulben or Knocknarea by Julian Smith
For a love inspired carefully curated, Irish designed and crafted, artisan gift then by an Irish Designer we would love to help you choose!