Happy Valentine's Day E-Trenders!
We wanted to share a last minute sweet treat idea and also asked E-Trender Contributor, Judy Rizzo to research the meaning of Valentine's Day!
By the way E-Trenders...keep reading this post to find out if you won the ET Valentine's giveaway! We had such great Mason Jar Luminary feedback on our blog and happy to hear how much everyone enjoyed the idea! We can't wait to see your mason jar projects. Please post your pictures on our facebook page.
Taking a giant leap back in time, it is documented that the actual and precise truth about St. Valentine's Day is unclear...
Probably the most popular legend is that Saint Valentine was a kind hearted Roman priest who married young couples against the wishes of Emperor Claudius the second, and that he was beheaded for his deeds on the 14th of February on or about the year 270.
Jumping ahead to the present and as long as any of us can remember, Valentine's Day is a time of special romantic sentiment and gift giving It seems to be universally agreed on how to celebrate this special day.
There are some interesting variations in other parts of the world. For instance, in Japan there are two Valentine’s Days. On February 14th, girls give dark chocolate to the boys they like and on March 14th boys give cookies or white chocolate to the girls they feel they care about.
In other countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and India, not everyone is allowed to enjoy this day. Students from college are totally free to celebrate but in high school, students are not normally allowed to recognize the day with celebration.
Well, here in America we can do whatever we choose, so get up on February 14th, put a smile on your face, fill your heart with love, enjoy the day with your most favorite person and why not create a sweet treat...
Place two small candy canes together creating a heart shape and place a vintage inspired paper straw at the bottom of the heart (as pictured). Place all hearts on a cookie tray covered with parchment or wax paper.
Add sprinkles before the chocolate dries.
ET TIP: Use a variety of colorful straws - don't you love the boyish blue straws? Also cut the bottom of the straws so they are not so long.
Place the heart pops in cellophane bags and tie each heart with a whimsical ribbon! You can also display a few heart pops in a small vase to give as a gift.
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Congrats and Happy Valentine's Day to all,
Angela & Sue
May your life always be filled of love!
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