Puzzles for Lovers

Yesterday, lovers all over the world celebrated Valentine’s Day, a day of love, of joy and happiness. Over the centuries, love has inspired writers, musicians, poets, painters, movie directors and even common people. It is said that it has great healing powers and the ones who love truly, live longer.

Valentine’s Day origins lie in Ancient Rome’s Fertility Festival which was celebrated on the 15th of February. During the festival, the men had to pick a scrawl on which was written a woman’s name. Each couple had to stay united until the next festival. Usually, they fell in love and got married. This festival was celebrated only until 496, when it was replaced by Valentine’s Day.

If you want to surprise your sweetheart with a love themed puzzle, Puzzle Warehouse is here to help by offering you a great variety of puzzles for lovers. For example, the 77 pieces Puzzleball Guardian Angel made by Ravensburger will put a big smile on her/his face. Who wouldn’t love a blonde chubby angel who is offering his big and loving heart?

Then, you have the lovely Heart puzzleball. Perfectly crafted, curved puzzle pieces allow for an exact fit and are easily assembled together to form a solid, smooth ball – with no glue required! The final result is a unique, decorative piece that sends a sincere message to your soul mate.

And for those of you who are single but secretly in love, the Fine Art 1000 pieces Jigsaw Puzzle by Ricordi Arte – Trionfo di Galatea might speak for itself. Those three cupids are all aiming in one point: the object of your affections.

To see more of PW’s puzzles for lovers, visit our online store and browse around. Tell us your favorites in the comments!

Chocolate Sweethearts, a Jigsaw Puzzle Valentine

We haven’t met anyone yet who doesn’t like chocolate. We can eat it just to delight our senses or maybe to prevent cardiovascular diseases, as doctors recommend.

Its soft texture, its variety of flavors (spicy, bitter, sweet, refreshing, exotic), its multitude of shapes and not to mention the solid history behind it—it all comes together to make chocolate the next indispensable ingredient after oxygen and water. If you are not convinced of its benefits yet, here is an example: why do you think people feel the need for “something sweet” – which is usually chocolate or chocolate ice cream – whenever they are depressed? Well, the answer is quite obvious: chocolate raises the brain’s serotonin levels.

Chocolate isn’t always a comfort food, though. It is also traditionally a gift for your sweetheart or other people close to your heart on Valentine’s Day. If your sweetheart happens to be on a diet, and you don’t want to risk her wrath by giving her the real thing, perhaps a jigsaw puzzle Valentine is just the thing.

You may find the Chocolate Sweethearts 350 pieces jigsaw puzzle a lovely way to spend the day with your children or sweetheart. Made by Springbok, from 100% recycled materials, the quality of the puzzle guarantees that you will like it even more. This little piece of chocolate heaven will never expire and it will not make you gain any extra pounds, no matter how much you use it. It makes the perfect jigsaw puzzle Valentine, and if you really want to know the best thing about it, we will tell you: at PuzzleWarehouse, chocolate comes cheap.

Puzzle of the Day – Always Coca-Cola

This week’s jigsaw puzzle of the day speaks an universal language which has different flavors but an unmistakable color. Here is a hint: it was created in Atlanta, GA in 1886 by Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a local pharmacist. If your mouth whispered the slogan “Always Coca-Cola” you’re the winner.

“Delicious! Refreshing! Invigorating! Exhilarating!” “It had to be good to get where it is!” “The best friend thirst ever had?” “Whoever you are, whatever you do, wherever you may be, when you think of refreshment, think of ice cold Coca-Cola.” It is your “passport to refreshment.” If you hadn’t had the chance to hear these coca-cola slogans, ask your parents, or even better, ask your grandparents. I’m sure they will tell you more than a brief history of Coca-Cola.

Why I seem so confident about that? Well, it’s because the world’s famous brand always surprised and celebrated its customers. For example, there was a Centennial Special Edition in 1986 to celebrate Coca-Cola’s 100 years or a Coca-Cola 1987 Christmas Special (the cans had paintings of Santa Claus made by artist Haddon Sundblom) and they even thought about the musical part: easy to remember jingles. And because the Coca-Cola Company thought about everything, they even invented Coca-Cola Diet and Coca-Cola Zero…so you don’t have to choose between a bottle of coke and a diet.

But enough with the talking, because there is a wonderfully colorful 1000 pieces Coca-Cola puzzle that you might want to assemble at PuzzleWarehouse.

Enjoy!

Winter Jigsaw Puzzles

We’re already in February and spring is rapidly approaching. In a few weeks, the last traces of snow should be gone, and nature will be slowly waking up and shake the last days of cold away. The white will be gone as well and the vivid colors of spring will be on their way to make your days longer, warmer and prettier. That, if you don’t like the winter and are more of a spring type of person, of course.

If you’re not and wish you didn’t have to throw away your Christmas tree and continue to live in a cold and white but beautiful world, we have the perfect thing for you.

At PuzzleWarehouse, our big collection of winter jigsaw puzzles will allow you to keep your favorite season with you at all times. Browse through our products and let your heart and mind pick the most representative jigsaw puzzle from the list. It could be Winter Majesty, a 1500 pieces marvel from SunsOut, measuring 26” x 32”, or it could be another one just as good looking, or even better.

Take a look at our stock of winter jigsaw puzzles, find your favorite, bring it home, assemble it and put it on a wall in a nice frame. This way, winter will always be close to you and no one will be able to take it away. Not even global warming.

Create Your Own Puzzle

Though it is possible, we are not going to talk today about how to create a puzzle of your own from scratch. Instead, we’d like to introduce you to a customizable puzzle. Made by Cobble Hill, these create your own jigsaw puzzles can turn into anything you want. Or, more importantly, into anything your kids want. The pack of colorful crayons that go with it was designed to let children’s imaginations flow freely and practice their creativity.

As a parent, you can help them come up with an idea for the puzzle, and perhaps even help with its drawing. Then, assembling can turn into a wonderful activity that you can share with your family. If you need a gift for their grandparents, there’s nothing better than Cobble Hill’s “Create Your Own Puzzle.” It will give your children the opportunity to express themselves and create something original, with their own hands. And, you must already know it, there’s no better gift than the one that comes from the heart; especially when the one offering it is a young member of your family.

Drawing is one of the childhood joys that can rarely keep up with age. So why not make it last, and let your children enjoy drawing and being creative as much as they can. If you don’t do it, you might regret it later. What if you were the parent of the next Picasso or Van Gogh? Would you dare and try to put an end to their talent, depriving the world of an artist who could inspire millions?

Go to Puzzle Warehouse and get your children the “Create Your Own Puzzle” jigsaw puzzle. They come in 20 or 70-piece puzzles, 12-piece postcard puzzles or a 36-piece floor puzzle. When the work of art is complete, send us a photo of your child’s creation!