In our country we don't have a long valentine tradition. Here valantine is starting to get popular by young people.(my dougther is very occupied with it) but mostly it's a commercial thing.
I think the valentine thought is a wonderful thing. A little book said that valentine is in origin a fertility feast celebrated in early spring time. Of course the heart is the most usual symbole for valentine, but did you know the crocus is also a valentine symbol (of carefree early love)
And that gloves were the usual gift for valentine in the 17th and 18th century.
I also red valentines day ones called 'bird-weddingday', people seemed to believe in those days that the malebird choose its female. And the most early valentine-cards are from the 16th centuary.
I don't think my dh will think about valentine's day today so I'll bought myself a little choclate and made these to decorated the house....
And for my valentine-swap-partner Vanessa from "monda loves" , I made this........
Sorry, it's only a little peek. I want it to be a suprise!
Happy valentine everyone!!
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