Valentine's Day is a celebration of love and romance even though people usually give romantic gifts on this day, you can also use this day to celebrate friendships and other meaningful relationships, too.
Valentine's Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century. There are many stories about St Valentine and over time these stories grew into the legend we know today.
At the time of Valentine's life, many Romans were converting to Christianity, but the Emperor Claudius II was a pagan and created strict laws about what Christians were allowed to do. Claudius believed that Roman soldiers should be completely devoted to Rome and therefore passed a law preventing them from marrying. St Valentine began to marry these soldiers in secret Christian ceremonies and this was the beginning of his reputation for believing in the importance of love.
Eventually, Valentine was found out and jailed for his crimes against Claudius. While imprisoned, Valentine cared for his fellow prisoners and his jailor's blind daughter. Legend has it that Valentine cured the girl's blindness and that his final act before being executed was to write her a love message signed 'from your Valentine'.
How to use your unique forwarding address in six easy steps?
Step One - Register with MyUniversalShop to receive a South African Forwarding Address
Step Two - Buy from any Online Store in South Africa and, when you check out use the Forwarding Address in the "My Address" part of your Portal
Step Three - Upload your invoice (in PDF) that you receive from the Online Store on MyUniversalShop and enter the few details required. If you have no invoice, don't worry, take a screenshot of your cart and upload that. (In PDF)
Step Four - When the order arrives at the South African Forwarding Address we will advise you of arrival, as well as the Transport Charges applicable to ship the order to your country.
Step Five - Once you have made Payment online, we will ship the items to you.
Step Six - The order will arrive in your country, and you will receive a notification to make payment for Customs as well as your Clearing Fees. Make payment online and the order will be delivered to you.
Top Tip: Browse the stores for the items that you love, register for an account using your MyUniversalShop address, add them to your cart, don't check out but sit back and wait. If the Online Retailer has a special, they will send you a notification of the discount that you can expect. Useful Link to stores that may offer specials* www.netflorist.co.za , www.giftlady.co.za
*Please note: that we do not endorse any of the retailers mentioned. Online Shopping has some inherent risks. Please see our article for safety tips that may assist you in safer shopping.
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Having a MyUniversalShop Forwarding Address means that you can shop from any online store, anywhere in South Africa, even when they don’t deliver to your country.
- SMS and online tracking events
- Custom online payment
- Take advantage of parcel delivery and parcel booking