Some of my fondest childhood memories involve Valentine's day: curling my hair into pretty locks, dressing up in frilly red and pink dresses trimmed with lace, exchanging homemade cards with everyone. And then there's the heart handkerchief which always got pulled out of the dresser drawer for this occasion. Actually, it looked kind of like this one:
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Traditionally, this holiday emphasized platonic love as much as eros, thus many people still take the opportunity on this day each year to celebrate their relationships with family and friends in addition to any romantic connection they may have to another.
In that spirit, I would like to wish all of you readers a Happy Valentine's Day!
Of course, today I will also be celebrating my love for my dear husband. This afternoon, during our visit to a local mineral spring, he will be enjoying the taste of the heart-shaped chocolate cake bites I baked this morning!
Here's a curiosity for all of you lovebirds: heart-shaped cucumbers by Bavarian Farmer André Busigel! You can read the full article (in German) about this man's ingenious, heart-healthy innovation at schwaebische.de.
Wishing you a day filled with with joy and love,