There are several legends about "St. Valentine" (the Roman Catholic Church recognizes three martyrs by that name) but the truth is that the Church set "St. Valentine's Day" on February 14th to "Christianize" the Roman holiday of Lupercalia.
Modern valentine's day traditions as we know them may have started as early as the 1400's, but it caught on big in England in the 17th Century as a way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged.
In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland, known as the "Mother of Valentine's Day" began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. She made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap", making Valentine's Day the original scrapper's holiday.
Today, Valentine's Day is second only to Christmas in the amount of greeting cards sold, 85% of which are purchased by women.
So, now that you'd had your history lesson in "paper valentines" let's get on with the scrapping. I've got a nice little kit for you with 10 papers and 25 elements, and of course you can get it in either FULL or TAGGERS size, depending upon your preference.
You are getting 2 bows, 2 frames, 2 leaves, 2 ribbons, 1 bench, 1 cupcake, 1 flower corner, 1 heart rose, 1 heart shaped box, 1 lace heart, 1 letter, 1 love lock, 1 love tree, 1 love word art, 1 paper bird, 1 paper heart chain, 1 paper roses, 1 rose, 1 sparkles, 1 tag, and 1 Valentine bear.
300 DPI. Personal use only.
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