Saturday, 13 February 2010

PINK SATURDAY - Valentines Day ( Episode Two!)

Having jumped the gun  and posted this celebration day a week too early – what can I think of today?

Last week was all about my modern day designs so lets look at the history of Valentines Day and what was in vogue in years gone by.

Valentine’s Day first became associated with romantic  love in the days of Chaucer in the Middle Ages who wrote about LOVE BIRDS .

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However, it was in Victorian times that  lovers embraced the day by expressing  their love for each other with flowers, chocolates and other gifts.

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  Valentine cards were originally hand made and, in Victorian times were embellished with lace and ribbons

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Today our cards are manufactured in huge numbers and cater for every need but, the beautiful old cards made with love and affection will always be the real thing.

Here is my computer made card for you all.

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Now go and visit our hostess Beverley and see all the other Pinkies.

 

JJ

 

 

 

2 comments:

  1. Can't beat those old Victorian Valentine cards - so pretty. Thanks for making one to share - it's sweet.

    We awoke to snow again this morning (see my hearts and snow pic) and it's pretty out but will stay very cold and definitely freeze over tonight. Crazy Winter - they say Hawaii is the only state without snow right now!

    Happy P.S. and hope Mike spoils you tomorrow!
    Hugs - your old pal M.

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  2. So sorry that I missed you yesterday. It seemed like the day just ran away from me! But, with this being ♥Valentine's Day♥ what better time for me to stop by to see your Pink Saturday goodies.

    It's been a long and dark winter up here near Canada so filling myself up with pink is my way on the weekend of chasing away the blues - not that blue isn't a nice color, too☺

    I ♥ coming here. All the pink and all the girlie stuff just floods my brain and makes me want to do a happy dance right where I sit!

    Thanks so much for sharing. After all, isn't sharing one of life's greatest pleasures?

    ♫Happy Valentine's Day♫

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