HELLO one and all!!!...I first want to wish you all a very LOVING Valentine's Day. This is one of my most favorite days of the year...a day set aside that extra LOVE is shown..teehee.
Well...I am still sleeping a GREAT deal...They think it might be a lack of oxygen that my body is getting while I sleep...I am suppose to use oxygen but I have not for a few weeks because I really wanted to get weaned off of most things that I am on...BUT--that was a big mistake..so say a little prayer for me...that all I need is the oxygen again...because I am so TIRED of sleeping...
Below I thought I would include the meaning of things associated with VALENTINE'S... I hope you all enjoy it...and Have a SUPER LOVING day!!
THE VALENTINE SYMBOLS
HEART Emotions are feelings such as love, happiness, anger, or fear. A long time ago, people believed that all the emotions were found in the heart. In later years, they thought only the emotion of love was connected with the heart. The heart is still a symbol of love, and because of this, it is also a symbol of Valentine's Day.
RED ROSE The rose was a favorite flower of Venus, The Roman goddess of love. Red is a color that stands for strong feelings. This is why the red rose is a flower of love.
LACE Lace is a pretty fabric made by weaving together fine threads. Hundreds of years ago, women carried lace handkerchiefs. If a woman dropped her handkerchief, a man nearby might pick it up and return it to her. Sometimes a woman might see a man she wanted to meet. She might drop her lace handkerchief on purpose to encourage romance. Soon people thought of romance when they thought of lace. They began using paper lace to decorate chocolate boxes and Valentine cards.
GLOVES Years ago, when a man proposed marriage to a woman, he "asked for her hand." The hand became a symbol of marriage and love. Soon gloves also became a symbol of love.
RINGS In some countries, men and women exchange rings when they become engaged or marry. Two or three hundred years ago, Valentine's Day was a popular day for giving an engagement ring. An engagement ring usually had a stone or jewel set in it. Diamonds are common in today's engagement rings.
LOVE KNOT A love knot is a series of winding and interlacing loops with no beginning and no end. It is a symbol of endless love. People made love knots from ribbon or drew them on paper. Often, a message was written on the love knot. The message had no beginning or end. It could be repeated endlessly.
LOVEBIRDS & DOVES Lovebirds are colorful parrots found in Africa. Most have red bills. They are called lovebirds because they sit closely together in pairs. Doves were thought to be favorite birds of Venus. They remain with the same mates all their lives. The males and females both care for their babies. Because these birds are symbols of loyalty and love, they are also symbols of Valentine's Day.
CUPID Son of Venus, goddess of love. He could cause people to fall in love by piercing them with one of his magic arrows.