Tag Archives: Valentine’s Day

le 14 Julliet!

14 Jul

 On 14 July, my family’s country of France celebrates our national holiday (I celebrate too Finland’s Independence Day in the dead cold of winter in December!), but we celebrate in France in commemoration of the storming of the Bastille prison, which took place in 1789 and marked the beginning of… Read more »

Valentine’s Love Day!!!

11 Feb

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we often think of red roses, candy in heart- shaped boxes, mushy valentines, and winged cherubs flying about shooting starry-eyed lovers with arrows. But did you know that the origin of Valentine’s day, or Saint Valentine’s Day, comes from the life and death of… Read more »

Valentine’s Day andChocolate: What’s love got to do with it?

11 Feb

Valentine’s Day, the mid-winter celebration of love, is named for three St. Valentines, all of whom died horrible martyr’s deaths years and years ago. So what’s the big deal about Valentine’s Day and chocolate? The three St. Valentines all died before chocolate arrived on the shores of the Old World…. Read more »

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

12 Feb

Swedish version Love! We all need that warm, fuzzy, feeling we call love. Love is a strong positive emotion of regard and affection, and love makes the world go around. This wonderful emotion makes us feel wanted and appreciated. We have love for our family and children and the love… Read more »

Saint Valentine reflektioner: Alla hjärtansdag

11 Feb

Den heliga Valentin lärde oss vad sann kärklek är. (Saint Valentine taught us what this love is.) “Var min älskling” – “Be My Valentine.” This is a phrase that evokes a lot of different images associated with the celebration of Valentine’s Day. Cards with hearts and little poems on them. Candy and… Read more »