I've never been a big one for holidays but when in America... You do holidays big. So I've been as lame as possible without having someone male to be sappy about. Mainly my friends have benefited but I have a bit of a montage of Valentinesy stuff that I've done this week (it is America after all, all holidays last a week and are advertised for six).
Valentine's day is the day of Saint Valentine and it celebrates romantic love.Valentinus was an early Christian saint, and myth has it, he performed weddings for soldiers who were forbidden them and healed the daughter of his jailor, whom he bid goodbye "from your Valentine" before his execution.
So, as with most holidays it seems, this one is originally religious and involves some crappiness that everyone seems to have forgotten. But hey, who can get enough of that chocolate right?
|The entire aisle at Walmart that is pink - yes, it is ALL candy (I would say lollies but I'm trying to translate into American, I'll be all "miles" and "y'all" soon enough)|
|Maja and bride and groom Minnie and Mickey - I had to get her to hold them because otherwise Mickey looked a little polygamous on the stand!|
|Our happily ever after|
|A variation on the cupid, complete with bow and arrow, wings and halo|
|Cross-back straddle = Abby as a spiderman/cupid you wouldn't mess with|
|I have no idea what this is called, but look! A purple heart!|
I am about to be a slightly more literal cupid and hand them out.
Happy Valentine's Day!!!