With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought I’d dig up a few interesting facts relating to the annual celebration.
With Welsh cards being an ever popular part of our range, and Nicola now studying over in Wales, I was interested to find out that St. Dwynwen is the Welsh equivalent of St. Valentine, and that the celebration of this Welsh patron saint of lovers actually occurs on January 25th.
Dwynwen lived during the 5th century and fell in love with a prince. Unfortunately her father had already arranged that she should marry someone else. She was so upset that she could not marry her prince that she begged God to make her forget him and then devoted herself to God for the rest of her life. She founded a convent on Llanddwyn, off the west coast of Anglesey, where a well named after her became a place of pilgrimage after her death in 465AD. Here's one of our Welsh cards - big kiss!
The Chinese also do not celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb 14th, but rather, the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar year – personally I can’t work that one out, but I’m sure some of you can.
This last little snippet tickled me slightly: it turns out that 3% of pet owners prefer to give valentine gifts to their pets, as they are more grateful than humans, I’m sure there are a few of you that can relate to that!
We have a few Valentine designs that you may enjoy here on our website and on this page you can find some of our dog cards with hearts - but contact us if you'd like a gold heart on a different design.
|Who can resist this little border terrier!|