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Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts

Monday, February 07, 2022


               Clearly Susan Paints Hearts 

              For Valentine's Day


                                   There is a special surprise so click

                         hearts, lots of them, as many as you

                         can. But hurry, surprise goes away soon!

Cupid surely shot lots of hearts with his pointed arrow on this brightly red and festive hand painted Valentine's Day wine glass. The hearts are all varied in sizes and entwined with ribbons of red and gold.  

Some hearts are hand painted brightly red while others are left open symbolizing to let love in. Celebrate this day of Love with your Valentine by drinking your favorite nectar from these hand painted Valentine's Day wine glasses.  


How the Legend started:

St. Valentine’s Day,  February 14,  a holiday when lovers express their devotion and affection for each other, has its roots in another medieval holiday held around the Roman festival of Lupercalia which was celebrated for the coming of spring, fertility, and the pairing off of women with men by lottery. Yikes, that is medieval. Can you imagine? The thought conjure ups scary images of another holiday, Halloween.

Anyway, thank goodness for Pope Gelasius forbid the holiday and some attributed with replacing it with St. Valentine’s Day which did not start off as a day of love and romance.

At around 270 CE, the emperor Claudius II Gothicus who was a martyred priest signed a letter to his jailer’s daughter whom he healed from blindness, “from your Valentine”.  Other’s believe that a bishop, St Valentine of Terni, for whom the holiday is named, defied the emperor , and secretly married couples to spare the husbands from war. That is why it is a feast day associated with love.

It wasn’t until the 1500’s that formal messages or Valentines appeared and then in 1700’s commercially printed cards were used. In the US this custom of sending commercially printed cards didn’t come about until the 1800’s. Cupid, the Roman god of love, along with hearts became the symbol of emotion. Because the avian mating season starts in February, they also, became a symbol of this treasured day.

St. Valentine’s Day became popular all over the world, and it is not uncommon for couples to get engaged or married. Then this celebration began to spread among friend, relatives and especially, school children love to exchange valentine’s.


Friday, January 09, 2015

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hand painted Valentine's Wine Glass

Celebrate Valentine's Day With Your Sweetheart Give your sweetheart a set of Valentine's Day Wine Glasses hand painted in bright red, gold and clear hearts entertwined with each other. The hearts symbolize love, and these hearts are all joined together hand painted in different sizes and shapes etched in gold. Set of two for $50.00

To commemorate another Important February Holiday - Mardi Gras - February 13, 2013 celebrated not just in New Orleans, but in several cities around the world. These wine glasses are $25.00 each. 

Accordingto Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday". The name comes from the ancient custom of parading a fat ox through Paris on this day. The ox was to remind the people that they were not allowed to eat meat during Lent. 
 Lent runs from Ash Wednesday thru Easter Sunday.

 Mardi Gras moves. It can be anywhere between February 3rd and March 9th. The date depends on when Easter falls. French people who came to the United States brought the custom of Mardi Gras with them. The most famous festival in the US (and perhaps the world) is at New Orleans in Louisiana *wistful sigh*-- 
I've always wanted to go, not necessarily for Mardi Gras, but just to see it. 

 But Mardi Gras parades happen throughout the world. Biloxi in Mississipi, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Nice in France, Binche in Belgiun and Viareggio in Italy are just a few examples. 

 The Tuesday that Mardi Gras falls on is also known as Shrove Tuesday. The name comes from the custom of confessing on the day before lent. Shrove means "to be forgiven one's sins." Check out the full article for some interesting tidbits.