Most of us think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday for showing love, but its history is much more varied, with several stories of martyrdom associated with it in the Christian tradition. The feast day evolved in some areas to celebrating the beginning of spring. In the Republic of Slovenia, tradition holds that plants and flowers begin to grow on this day. Even if this isn’t why we choose to send flowers on Valentine’s Day, the blooms are still a great reminder that spring will soon be here!
In ancient Rome, Valentine’s Day was thought to be the day birds chose their mate, associating the holiday with love and giving us the term “love birds.”
Two are Better the One - Art Heart
Materials: resin, metal, bead, nylon
Our tradition of sending card, flowers, chocolates and other gifts originated in the United Kingdom. The practice was not limited to romantic love, in some areas candy and small gifts were left for children on Valentine’s Day.
However you choose to celebrate, we hope Ootsie’s is your destination this Valentine’s Day! Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!
Hello!! I am a simple person with a passion for flowers and home décor. I am crazy about my God, family and business. I am not fancy with my words or in person. I say it like it is and love to share my passion. I love to talk about the things I am passionate about. My husband of 36+ years is my ROCK!!! His passions are tractors, old engines and lathes. He goes to the tractor shows which gives me a chance to go antiquing and visiting green houses, so it works out very nicely. I LOVE to learn all I can about flowers and gardening. Now you wouldn't think that were the case if you came to my house because I don't have a large garden, but that is my plan when I retire at 60 (7 years away, happy dance happy dance). My plan is to play in the dirt, when we are not traveling. So little by little I am working to make my back yard my "Ootsie Oasis" for when I retire. I hope you enjoy playing with flowers and playing in the dirt with me, because that's what I love to do. I may not know all there is to know about flowers and dirt, but I love researching and figuring it all out. Hey it's dirt, what could possibly go wrong? RIGHT? As I always say. "BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN YOU!!"