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My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

February 14, 2009

Symbols of a Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day to all my loved ones, friends and family. I would have baked you these cookies as my symbol of love for Valentines Day, not just because they look pretty, but they would have tasted good and I knew you more than likely already have been given way too many goodies, like Chocolates, flowers, cards, a night out to a movie from your other loved ones. Right?
Earlier this week we did send Valentines to our grandchildren, well, Grandparents do this without question.
For us this year my loving husband and I decided we really did not need candy, flowers or cards this year as symbols of our love. We decided this on the way to the grocery store, afterall we know we love each other. But then while at the grocery store we bought a pretty little flowering plant, three mountain bars, and then went and rented three movies at Blockbusters for Valentines weekend's entertainment. I did look at the Valentines cards at the Grange Co-op almost bought him one then decided No because we already said we were not going to do that. It was sweet that he told me he loved me in the grocery store and kissed me while waiting for our turn through the checkstand. These were great symbol of the Valentines that we were not going to celebrate. You see, I know I have the greatest husband everyday, not just on February 14th and these tokens and happenings were just because our subconsious minds took over our pocketbook and I was pushing the shopping cart. Somethings just cannot be forgottten...or explained.
Anyway, here are some of the other valentine symbols and their origins:
Red Roses were said to be the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Also, red is a color that signifies strong feelings.
Lace has long been used to make women's handkerchiefs. Hundreds of years ago, if a woman dropped her handkerchief, a man might pick it up for her. Sometimes, if she had her eye on the right man, a woman might intentionally drop her handkerchief to encourage him. So, people began to think of romance when they thought of lace.
Love Knots have series of winding and interlacing loops with no beginning and no end. A symbol of everlasting love, love knots were made from ribbon or drawn on paper.
Lovebirds, colorful birds found in Africa, are so named because they sit closely together in pairs -- like sweethearts do.
Doves are symbols of loyalty and love, because they mate for life and share the care of their babies. I Hope your Valentines Day was what you wanted it to be...too.