Since Valentine’s Day is less than a week a way I thought I’d do a post on what Valentine’s Day is about. Plus it gives me an opportunity to show you some of my Valentine’s Pendants. Sadly none are on my site so if you would like one just tell me which one and I’d be happy to add it to my site for you to purchase. Also Don’t forget I have a fused glass sale going on until the 14th.
Saint Valentine’s Day, is also known as Valentine’s Day or Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them. St. Valentine’s Day began as a celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. During his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote her a letter “from your Valentine” as a farewell. The earliest surviving valentines in English appear to be those in the Paston Letters, written in 1477 by Margery Brewes to her future husband John Paston “my right well-beloved Valentine”.
The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
I have several fused glass pendants, earrings, decorations, etc perfect for men and women for Valentine’s Day.
Please let me know if you would like a Fused Glass Valentine. If you would like something custom made i.e., a wine stopper, night light, etc., just email me and I can create a custom fused glass Valentine.
*one quick note. If you ever get an email from me or Elegant Fused Glass with nothing but a link. Don’t open it!
Keeping my Kiln Warm,