There was more than one St Valentine, and the association of the Saint with love was largely thanks to Chaucer in the fourteenth century. (So says wikipedia) Roman martyrs all the way to this-how did it happen?! I like the heart as a pleasing shape-my next favourite after the circle. We sometimes give each other Valentine's gifts and sometimes don't. This year I have got Andy a selection of delicious chocolates and some 'artisan' crispbreads which he really likes-they are pretty good actually! I never enjoyed Valentine's day when I was younger as it gave me a feeling of being left out and not understanding how things worked. I grew out of that feeling years ago thank goodness. I think it is worth celebrating different festivals in different ways, but not giving in to the commercialism of it all. In that light I was happy to see that Tracy was having a Valentine's swap. I was pleased to receive two lovely ATCs. Tracy's has gold pigment and a gently worn feel that I love.
I like the colours and patterns of Shayla's card.