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Valentine's Day Cards
Valentine's Day cards have become an important way to let good friends, family, and spouses know that you love, respect, and admire them. Cards have been known to be whimsical, humorous, charming, ornate, and sensitive.
Valentine's Day cards are credited to Charles, Duke of Orleans, who was imprisoned in 1415 because he wrote romantic verses to his wife. In the 16th century, St. Francis de Sales became very concerned about the over emphasis on Valentine's Day cards and preached to his flock against them. The 1700s saw fancy cards and by the Victorian era, Valentine's Day cards became quite ornate. Next to actual cards sent in the USA, Christmas cards are followed by Valentine's Day cards.
As far as most scholars know, Cupid can be credited to ancient Greece and later to Rome. Cupid was a mischievous god that would shoot arrows into his victims resulting in each falling helplessly in love. He was known as Eros the young son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. For Rome, he was Cupid, and his mother Venus.
Language of the Flowers
Did you know that not only flowers have various meanings but that color makes a difference? Learn more!
List from 1883 Book
What does a Bachelor's Button mean? or flax ? or hibiscus? If you receive a Fuchsia that is Scarlet, what does it mean? What is the message if you send someone lettuce?
Kate Greenaway Language of the Flowers © 1885
If you receive an Acacia flower, what does it mean? What is the meaning of hyssop? or ivy? or nasturium ? Is it good or bad if someone gives you a pineapple? Why would you send a quamoclit to someone that gossips?
Language of the Flowers By Meaning What flower means pray for me? What flower means determination? What flower means honor ? or hope ? or humility?
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