Monday, February 4, 2013
Friends So Sweet
Saint Valentine's Day, commonly known
as Valentine's Day, or the Feast of Saint
Valentine, is observed on February 14
It is celebrated in many countries
around the world, although it remains a
working day in most of them.
It is the second most celebrated holiday
around the world second to New Year's Day.
Paper Valentines became so popular in
England in the early 19th century that
they were assembled in factories.
Fancy Valentines were made with real
lace and ribbons, with paper lace introduced
in the mid-19th century.
The reinvention of Saint Valentine's Day in the 1840s has been traced by Leigh Eric Schmidt.
As a writer in Graham's American Monthly observed in 1849, "Saint Valentine's Day... is becoming, nay it has become, a national holyday.
In the United States, the first
mass-produced valentines of embossed
paper lace were produced and sold
shortly after 1847 by Esther Howland
(1828–1904) of Worcester, Massachusetts.
This was a fun card to make with a more
simple layout design.
I used SU Real Red card stock, and other
items from my stash. I also used a
Nestability die cut for my sentiment
base and stippled the edges with a
red tone ink.
I have never really been a Valentine
person, but I do like the colors of
I will enter this card in these challenges:
Forever Friends Challenge ~ Use Ribbon
Make It Monday ~ Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy ~ Mainly Red
The Pretty Little Ribbon ~ Anything Goes
Have a great week everyone, and many
thanks for coming by for a visit.
Heartful Hugs, Doreen