2/14/2012

Valentine's Day

One of the largest money-making days for the greeting card, chocolate, cut flowers and jewelry industry is upon us.
Saint Valentine's Day, often simply Valentine's Day,[1][2][3] is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentinus. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is celebrated in countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.
The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").[1][3]
Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[4]
The above is from Wikipedia. The entire page is worth reading as it talks about customs in different parts of the world.

So today as I browse the internet and see wonderful photos of dolls in Valentine's Day settings, I will collect some of them here.

I begin with a photo by Michelle in Mi seen on the Studio Commissary:

Next from Rosanna in OR:


On Prego from Adrian:



From MonkeyHaircutter on the W Board:
From Janet in Oregon on Prego:
From Johanna in MD on Prego:
 From Aquabluerose on Prego:
From tinyseams on Prego:
From me:


2 comments:

  1. Happy Valentines day to you Terri!!!

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  2. I never use to celebrate this, but I never say no to flowers or a dinner where someone else cooks!

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