Valentines Day

Valentines from Days Past

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Happy Valentines Day Albany Kids! To help celebrate Valentines Day, here are some wonderful vintage valentines. They are all from Wikimedia Commons, and are all public domain, so please feel free to download and share. Enjoy! If you read yesterday’s article The Odd History of […]

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The Odd History of Valentines Day

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Ancient festivals and legends Approximately fourteen Christian martyrs are named Valentine, including a bishop in central Italy, a priest in Rome, and a saint in Africa. Saint Valentine in Africa is the only one connected with February 14th, the date being his feast day. There […]

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A Rose is a Rose but a Pear Blossom is Everlasting Friendship

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Forget to order a dozen red roses? Get to the florist’s too late and and all that’s left is a sad looking single rose? Fear not! Roses aren’t the only flower around. In fact, many other flowers have meanings of love – or friendship – […]

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Sweethearts for the Sweet

by Cie McCullough Buschle

One of the staples of Valentine’s Day are Sweethearts, the little candy hearts with short sayings on them. Most of them say things like “Be Mine” or “True Love” or “4 Ever”. It’s hard to imagine a Valentine’s Day without them. So clever of someone […]

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