Tuesday, 14 February 2012


Today is Valentines Day. 

The day where we all honour Saint Valentine, expressing our love for our chosen ones by presenting them with gifts, flowers or confectionery.

Valentines Day is celebrated in many different ways. 
Here are a few ways people like to say I love you.

 Traditionally we celebrate by sending red roses and chocolates.


Some people choose to write poems and woo their love with words.

The rose is red, the violet's blue,

The honey's sweet, and so are you.
Thou art my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And Fortune said it shou'd be you.

The modern cliche Valentine's Day poem can be found in the collection of English nursery rhymes Gammer Gurton's Garland (1784)


In Portugal during the 19th century it was popular for young Minho girl’s to hand embroider these love kerchiefs for their chosen love interest. 
The beautiful original love letter was presented as a declaration of love. The chosen boy would wear the neck chief round their neck to show he reciprocated the feelings.


Most send a card declaring their love on Valentines day. 
This beautiful handmade cards has been made using decoupage. 


Some cook up a tasty Valentines breakfast to show their love.


This artist, Rosalind Wyatt stitched this Indian love poem into a lacy linen cloth. 


This year Sarah and I have chosen to be a little unik and celebrate 
Valentines Day with our little ones.

available from unikgifts.co.uk

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