Monday, January 24, 2011

Showin' the Love

It's the sweetest time of the year....

Sweet little heart decorations
and love birds

Little signs
to show how you feel

In Great Britain,
Valentine's Day began to be
popularly celebrated
around the seventeenth century.
By the middle of the eighteenth century,
it was common for friends and lovers in all social classes
 to exchange small tokens of affection
 or handwritten notes

 Americans probably began exchanging
hand-made valentines
 in the early 1700s
In the 1840s,
 Esther A. Howland began to sell
the first mass-produced valentines in America.

Like those in Great Brittan did in the 17th century...
we prefer to give little hearts, decorations or sweet boxes
instead of sending Valentine Cards....
Maybe it's time to start a new tradition this year!
So tell us....
How do you show the love?


Donna said...

Oooo, so many pretty Valentines and tokens of love.

Chocolates and flowers are always on my list.


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh What a beautiful post... It's basically just the kind of Valentine decor I LOVE...I have a few Victorian mechanical cards and ribbons and LOTS of CHOCOLATE!!!

Jody Blue said...

Cute stuff you have on display! We have a nice meal, a nice desert, and a sweet little gift for every one of the kids that shows up around the table.

A Vintage Mood said...

Every Valentine's Day (or thereabout) I bake a batch of heart shaped sugar cookies, some with frosting and some with sprinkles, and display them on my favorite pale pink vintage cake stand.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cuteness! :-)


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