Greetings. It is sort of sunny and cold in Chester County, PA today. Many are relaxing this morning, while others awoke to realize that it is, in fact, Saint Valentine's Day and are madly calculating excuses for why they have to disappear to the mall for an hour or two. (Saint) Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14th by many people throughout the world. In the West, it is the traditional day on which people express their love for each other by sending cards, flowers, or candy. The day was originally a pagan festival that was renamed after two Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with love in the time of Chaucer in the Middle Ages. The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines".
Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards and now e cards via the Internet. Nothing says 'I Love You' like 'you've got mail'...The sending of Valentines was a fashion in nineteenth-century Great Britain, and, in 1847, Esther Howland developed a successful business in her Worcester, Massachusetts home with hand-made Valentine cards based on British models. The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year, behind Christmas. The association estimates that, in the US, men spend in average twice as much money as women. Hmmm...
I received the most wonderful email this morning from that great gal in Texas. Her 'Abstract Art' arrived in excellent condition and I am sure that everyone who reads this is heaving a sigh of relief. Happy Abstract Art Day KM. I also received the many, many carpet samples for PC a little under 24 hours after I placed her order. Maybe that means my registration and vehicle title will arrive before I purchase my next vehicle. DC phoned yesterday and is ready for lots of Silhouette Shades for her new place and that is great news because they are the best looking hard window treatments out there. Just ask HB. I am off to the park now. Have a great day and if you have a loved one, cherish him or her today. And every day.
'If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.' Princess Diana