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St. Valentine+papel picado

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:)

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