A potpourri for Valentines Day

Today February 14, 2013 is a day we celebrate those we love and care for. It’s also become a custom to send valentines to business associates and more casual acquantances.

The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending greeting cards (know as “valentines”).Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. (from Wilkipedia).

This comes under the category of paper goods in the art licensing market.Paper goods include such items as stationery, boxes, gift bags, paper tableware, greeting cards and more. Thus far we’ve worked with three greeting card companies, Design Design, Leanin Tree and Papyyrus.

Design Design valentine cards

Design Design valentine cards

I love to reflect and look at old family photos on Valentine’s day. It’s a ritual.

Andrea's Mom and Dad

Andrea’s Mom and Dad

This could be a valentine’s photo. It was taken shortly after my parents became engaged.

Our Wedding Day

Our Wedding Day

We had a beautiful wedding atop the Rainbow room at Rockefeller Center. Nothing traditional about it. We had the ceremony at the UN Interfaith Chapel since my family is Jewish and Dennis’ is Christian. But we were married byan unusual Kabbalistic Rabbi, Rabbi Gelberman.

Sisters

Sisters

My sister Pat and I always exchange cards and gifts for Valentines.This year knowing that I was into cupcakes Pat sent me this.

Valentines cupcake

Valentines cupcake

My valentines cupcake necklace

My valentines cupcake necklace

I’ll end with Dennis’ newest Valentines Design. This is one of my all time favorites.

A splendid new design by Dennis

A splendid new design by Dennis

And wish you all a happy Valentines Day from both of us.

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4 responses to “A potpourri for Valentines Day

  1. Barbara Ross

    I love Dennis’s new valentine card design! Happy Valentine’s Day to you both.

    • Barb thanks so much. I think it is gorgeous.
      I hope you guys have a great Valentines. We are going out to dinner tonight. We’ll go early so that we can get in.
      Let’s plan something soon.
      love andrea

  2. Norma

    I love the intergenerational photos. They stitch time together.

  3. Andrea

    I love your wedding picture! You both look so happy! I’m a little late in commenting since Valentine’s Day was at least two weeks ago 🙂

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