Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy valentine !

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)

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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.

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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....

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And for my valentine-swap-partner Vanessa from "monda loves" , I made this........

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Sorry, it's only a little peek. I want it to be a suprise!
Happy valentine everyone!!

14 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Those are great Valentine's facts Heleen - I didn't know anything about the tradition really. Can't wait to see all the swap gifts! Lucy x

Guðrún said...

Beautiful hearts you made. It is the same here this day is not traditional.

D@nielle said...

great info ! The hearts are lovely.

Barbara said...

love your valentine traditions...and your hearts....

Kali said...

Happy Valentine's Day Heleen!
I've missed catching up with you lovely blog and have a lot to see.
Kali :)

Anonymous said...

oh wat maak jij leuke dingen. geweldig!

marcella
http://nuttigenfraai.web-log.nl

Anonymous said...

Hoi Heleen,

ik heb jouw site en die van je zus 'ontdekt' via de site van Supergoof. Wat een inspiratie krijg ik hiervan zeg. Heel veel succes met je winkel en ik zal je weblog met plezier blijven lezen!

Liefs Suzanne

Mevrouw Bijennest said...

Wat superleuk weer! Ik ben dol op hartjes ...

mooi hoor... said...

Hoi Heleen,

je hebt gelijk - gewoon jezelf een cadeautje geven. Mijn echtgenoot is ook niet zo'n valentijnmens (ik ook niet trouwens), wij zijn van de pre-valentijn-generatie ;)

Hele leuke hartjes trouwens!

Elly said...

Ik ben verliefd op je hartjes! Wat zijn ze weer prachtig gemaakt!

LiLi M. said...

Ha grappig dat 'pre-valentijn' generatie, daar ben ik dus ook van, maar sinds het swappen hebben we nog nooit zoveel aan Valentijn gedaan. Ik heb gisteren de leukste Valentijnsdag van mijn leven gehad met dezelfde swap waar Elly ook in zat. Ik hoop dat jouw swap ook leuk geweest is, ben benieuwd wat je gemaakt hebt, je hartjes waren al heel leuk. Fijn weekend!

ingrid said...

Your valentine hearts are wonderful!

Annie said...

Those valentine hearts are beautiful. I hope you had a lovely day.

Zee said...

In Brazil we have Valentine's Day, but only couples, real ones celebrate it. It's called Dia dos Namorados and it's on June 12th.
Your creations amaze me!!! Well done! Love your colors!!!