Valentine Traditions and 2017 Gift Guide

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Love does not consist in gazing at each other,

But in looking together in the same direction.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Say the phrase Valentine’s Day and thoughts of hearts, roses, chocolates, love and romance spring to mind.  Valentine’s Day traditions include exchanging gifts, such as chocolates or roses, and a romantic night out on the town. School children often exchange Valentines Cards that may contain candy.

GIFTS OF LOVE FOR YOUR HOME

 

Decorations typically feature Cupid and his arrows, doves, and hearts.  Cupid became a symbol of Valentine’s Day due to the fact that he is the Roman god associated with the erotic, passionate type of love. His arrows cause his targets to fall in love.

ROMANTIC CARDS FOR YOUR SWEETHEART

With its roots in a religious celebration, Valentine’s Day is largely a North American celebration yet it is observed and celebrated in many countries around the world but in different ways;  as a sign of spring, and agricultural celebration, as a friends’ day etc.

GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST

 

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird.

And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible

with ours, we join up with them

 and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness —

and call it love — true love.”

Robert Fulghum

 

Lots more gift suggestions to be found here on our special Valentine’s Day Board

https://www.etsy.com/pages/forgetmenotsdailydiscoveries/my-sweet-valentine

 

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2017 The Year of the ROOSTER

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The Rooster is tenth in the Chinese zodiac and 2017 is a Fire Rooster.  If you are a Fire Rooster you are thought to be Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work. 

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The Rooster’s Personality: Observant, Hardworking 

People born in a year of the Rooster are very observant. Hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented, Roosters are very confident in themselves.  Roosters are always active, amusing, and popular within a crowd. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the center of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful.  Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, whether at a party or just a social gathering. They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm on any occasion.

Roosters are Healthy and Enjoy Sports

People born in a year of the Rooster are typically healthy people. They are active and enjoy sports, such as hiking and swimming. Roosters don’t get sick very often because they tend to fight illness well. Even when they do become ill, they feel better quickly. Lots more great information to read here

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/rooster.htm

 

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Holiday Greetings, Thank You and Upcoming Sales

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The shops of the Forget-me-Nots Daily Discoveries Team on Etsy would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best of the season.  Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza or keeping these days in some other way, enjoy the warmth and joy of family and friends. 

We would also like to thank our past customers for their support for our shops and helping independent entrepreneurs find and create success.  We are thankful for your support and patronage. 

Starting Dec 26th after the holiday rush, when you have time to relax and put up your feet, feel free to drop by and check out some of our shops who will be running special post holiday sales.  Check shop announcements for special coupon codes or deals or check out the shop sections for “On Sale” items.  There will be lots of exciting finds for everyone.   

Here are just a few of the FMNDDTeam shops offering special post holiday sales. 

www.etsy.com/shop/TheOldBarnDoor
Vintage Postcards Victorian Trade Cards Ephemera and Photography and Home Décor

www.etsy.com/shop/PookieandJack
Handmade Home Decor

www.etsy.com/shop/PiecesOfMePaperCraft
Pieces of Me Paper Crafts | Handmade Greeting Cards

www.etsy.com/shop/LorettasCache
Vintage jewelry, china, decor and more

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Farmhouseattic

Vintage Finds and Treasures from the FarmhouseAttic

www.MyVintageAlcove.etsy.com
Vintage, Home & Gifts

www.etsy.com/shop/practicallyfrivolous?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Snake scarves and colorful handmade jewelry and knitwear

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BijouxEmmElle

Handcrafted One of a Kind Jewelry from Sweden

Handcrafted OOAK Jewelry from Sweden 

Handcrafted One of a Kind Jewelry from Sweden

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MyBack40

Handcrafted Treasures From the Canadian Farm

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Calorie Free Sweet Treats

 

 

Here is a wonderful collection of “Sweet Treats” from the shops of the FMNDDTeam on Etsy.  Handcrafted Treasures, Vintage Finds and Collectibles and some Crafting Supplies.  Shade of chocolate, Candy colours and luscious gift ideas, they are all calorie free!!

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The Falling Leaves

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The time of the falling leaves has come again. Once more in our morning walk we tread upon carpets of gold and crimson, of brown and bronze, woven by the winds or the rains out of these delicate textures while we slept.

How beautifully the leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days!

 

There are exceptions, of course. The leaves of most of the fruit-trees fade and wither and fall ingloriously. They bequeath their heritage of color to their fruit. Upon it they lavish the hues which other trees lavish upon their leaves….

 

But in October what a feast to the eye our woods and groves present! The whole body of the air seems enriched by their calm, slow radiance. They are giving back the light they have been absorbing from the sun all summer.

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~John Burroughs, “The Falling Leaves,” Under the Maples

 

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APRIL 2015

April is a promise that May is bound to keep”

Hal Borland

April Birthday Gem and Flower

APRIL doesn’t that sound just totally wonderful!!

March may hold the official vernal equinox but when the page is turned to April it really must be spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. For many folks it was another long, cold, snowy winter and the promise of warming sun and spring flowers makes the winter months all worthwhile.

April Forsythia

April is represented by the daisy, which symbolizes innocence and the sweet pea as well as the white lily; the gemstone is the diamond. The zodiac signs of Aries, March 21st to April 19th and Taurus, April 20th to May 20th

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Daffodils, light rains, crocus, nesting birds, new farm babies, starting garden seeds, lighter sweaters and jackets, sun that actually warms and is not purely decorative in the sky – all these things are sure signs of spring and the month of April.

April Rain Drops PillowApril sees its share of holidays and traditions – April Fool’s Day, Passover, Easter, Earth Day.

April Egg Hats

No one knows for certain how April got its name, but it may have come from the Latin word ‘aperire’ which means ‘to open’. April is, after all, the month when in the northern hemisphere buds begin to open and things start to grow again after the winter.

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Take a peek at our Team Pinterest Board devoted to Easter

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St. Patrick’s Day – March 17th When There’s A Touch of Irish in Us All

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St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic”.

Adrienne Cook

Just the mere mention of shamrocks and shillelaghs and you know right away we are talking about Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day. There is something about St. Patrick’s Day that makes us all yearn to be Irish if only for a day.

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Perhaps it’s the love of green or believing in the Luck of the Irish and that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the lure of the lilt of Irish laughter or the thought of drinking a cold green beer.   Whatever the reason you can always enjoy a good Irish Blessing and some fine Irish treasures.

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May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, The foresight to know where you are going, And the insight to know when you have gone too far

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Check out our special Pinterest Page devoted to St. Patrick’s Day finds and treasures

If you’re enough lucky to be Irish… You’re lucky enough”

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