We had a good day. It is alway fun to introduce people to our homemade artisan soaps. And of course we love to see returning customers! The day was perfect for visiting. Many thanks go to my oldest daughter for driving and helping cart tables and boxes and for spending the day with me.
I wondered about the orgin of Valentine's Day. It appears to have begun when Christans decided to do something during a pagan festival called Lupercalia, which was in February. There have been at least three men matryred by the Catholic Church with the name of Valentine (or form of the name), hence the saint with the name of St. Valentine. For more info about the history of Valentine's Day check out the History Channel link at http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day
Today this holiday ranks second after Christmas for sending greeting cards. Did you know that teachers receive the most Valentine's Day cards? Chocolate, flowers and jewelry are also big items that sell well of course. I can attest first hand about how many flowers get sent out during this holiday after working 40 plus hours in high school at a local florist.
If you are looking for a unique gift for this year to send to your special person check out our website or Facebook pages. We have heart shaped soaps as well as a couple new bars with body safe glitter!
Happy Valentine's Day!
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning