On Saint Valentine’s Day, historically people wrote messages or recited poems to signify their affection for each another.
Hand made cards were written on decorative paper and often contained a romantic poem. These early cards were decorated with lace, pressed flowers or ribbons to increase their beauty. This tradition carried on through to the 1600s.
I have been saving this papel picado for a few months now, my friends Mark and Sara buy it in Oaxaca, Mexico. Isn’t it fun?
I hope your Valentine’s Day brings something sweet:)