Since the days of knighthood, when a knight rode into combat with a ribbon or scarf presented to him by his fair lady, ribbons and frills have been associated with romance. According to the dictionary, the term “lace” comes from a Latin word that means “snare” or “noose.” Women dropped their tied handkerchiefs in the hopes that a guy would pick it up and give it to them hundreds of years ago. This indicates that the male was attracted to her. This is something the lady would do to get his attention and develop romance. Lace is frequently used to embellish chocolate boxes and Valentine cards.