What a difference a day makes!

Sunshine!!!

The sun is out today and what a difference that makes to the way we feel! So far this morning I have done the school run with my three lovely little ladies, been for a nice walk with a friend, packaged up some orders, ordered some more new pieces of stock and caught up with all the fab posts on Instagram….and it’s still only 11 O’clock.

May Blossom flowers

Packaging up some orders I came across these fab cards made by Katie Leamon – they totally sum how I feel about today’s Sunshine….

 Katie Leamon cards

The You’re Fabulous card and the Friends Forever card are available on our website.

Compared to the rain of yesterday, today is much more uplifting.

Apart from sunshine, my two latest feel good crazes at the moment are: Yoga and Organic White Tea! I have developed a love for them both. I wouldn’t go as far as to say I feel like a new woman ( I am hoping I might do very soon) but I do feel much more relaxed and ….healthier. So I recommend to everyone Sunshine, Yoga and White Tea 🙂

A Short History of Valentine’s Day

 

February 14th – The well known day for people to show their affection for another person in the way of cards, gifts, flowers and chocolates. Valentine’s Day can be a minefield and you may well still be recovering from the expense of Christmas. However, the shops are now filled with an array of all pieces surrounding love – but where did it all start?…

Who was St Valentine?

There are several stories surrounding the Saint, the popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD. Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret.

However, when Claudius found this out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death. During this time he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and when he was taken to receive his ill fate on 14th February he sent her a love letter signed “from your Valentine”.

The Start of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day tradition has been apparent for many years and is believed to have originated from a Roman festival called Lupercalia during the middle of February.

As part of the celebrations, from a box, boys drew the names of girls. Throughout the festival they would then become boyfriend and girlfriend with some going on to get married.

Years later, the church wanted to turn this festival into a Christian celebration whilst also using it to remember St Valentine. Over time, St Valentine’s name began to be used as an expression for people to display their feelings to the ones they loved.

So now you know the history behind the abundance of red hearts and roses, go and celebrate St Valentine.

 

Deer Love Poem Card Bear Hug Card

Deer Love Poem Card and Bear Hug Card by Old English Company – available from our website.

Made in Britain.

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