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It is a bit of a mystery to this day. In the medieval times, Valentine was a very popular name. It was disputed that as many as three saints could have been what we think of as St. Valentine and the Catholic church does indeed recognize all three. As many as 11 other saints with the name Valentine are honored by the Roman Catholic Church. Confusing!
Pope Gelasius (in 496 A.D) was the first to set aside February 14 as a day to honor St Valentine. However, there are many stories as to what brought this about. Was it the attempt to outlaw pagan festival of Lupercus? Or was it a day to honor Juno, the Queen of the Roman gods, goddesses, women, and marriage? Or was it because Valentine helped Christians- a crime at the time- to marry? Perhaps all of the above brought us to what we currently view as Valentine's Day.
It wasn't until the 18th century that the day became associated with the exchange of tokens of affection. Some say this is the famous poet Chaucer to blame as he talked of birds that paired off into couples mid -February "when every foul cometh ther to chese his mate". Old English aside, it is a day filled with love and especially with children the reminder that love fills one's hearts. The giving of your message in whatever chosen way celebrates goodwill and at the very base- a friendship.
A few ideas for Valentine's Gifts for all...
Felt Embroidered Hearts With Pom Poms

embroidered felt hearts with pom poms

No two are the same! Big and little ones, perfect for hanging around door handles or handbags. $15-20 shop here


1.4.3 "I Love You" Candle

vanilla rose and cardamom candle

Vanilla, cardamom and rose essential oils specially blended to attract and promote love. $20 shop here


 Valentine Gnomes

valentine gnomes

The cutest gnome couple all ready for Valentine's Day! Get just one or the couple. $28-50 shop here


Beaded Heart Bracelet

beaded heart bracelet

Made in Columbia by women in trade and proceeds support their time spent with their children. Glass beads, 14k gold heart, and an adjustable cord.
Silver Milagro Heart Necklace

silver milagro heart necklace

Antiqued silver milagro heart on a silk cord with sterling silver beads.

"Love" Room, Body or Yoga Mat Spray

love room body or yoga mat spray

A loving blend of sandalwood, patchouli, mandarin, jasmine and rose to bring love to your body, a room or your sacred space. $10-18 shop here

Love & light to all!!

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