Valentine’s Day is the 14th February. I have never particularly ‘celebrated’ it or enjoyed it. In fact, I find it a bit of a nuisance because it overshadows another important day of the year….
…..my birthday, the 13th February. Oh, I know – I don’t have it as bad as those poor souls actually born on the 14th. But at least they are more likely to have their date remembered: “Hmm, Valentine’s Day is coming up…(scratches head)….reminds me of something. Doesn’t something else happen that day??? OH, that’s right! I remember!” But then, I guess they get it as bad as those born on Christmas Day – their birthday is lumped in with the celebration and gets lost in the process.
But I can’t complain. My husband has never been one for Valentine’s Day, either, so neither of us bother with it. I really enjoy my daughter-in-law’s perspective – she calls it ‘Hallmark Day’. It seems she’s right, too, for the number of cards sent on this day is only second to the number sent out at Christmas. And really, why do we need to be reminded about showing those we love that we care? Why must we buy gifts to prove our love for another? It’s just commercialisation run rampant. Valentine was a Christian martyr (or three) whose feast day was either celebrated on the anniversary of his death, or set up in direct opposition to a pagan fertility ritual.
But to show I’m not a total scrooge about this particular day, I’ve got together a selection of wire ‘love’ jewellery to show you. I’ve just got enthused about working with wire again, and these are great sources of inspiration. I hope you enjoy my gift to you on my birthday