A card for Valentine's Day by Elizabeth Kendall

Oil painting of fruit.
Verse for Valentine’s Day.

Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI, but its religious observance is still permitted. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

Modern Valentine’s Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

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  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 4 years ago

    Delightful painting + superb verse = Fabulous work dear Elizabeth

  • Thanks so much Paul! I love that you love it!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Pieta Pieterse
    Pieta Pieterseabout 4 years ago

    Thank you, thank you!! I’ll be your Valentine over and over again! (As long as Chris doesn’t know it!!)
    Baie mooi Laaiza – weereens prentjie en versie!
    Nogals in Ingils!

  • LLEN! He knows it already! ;-)
    Baie dankie dat jy my skeppings so aanprys, ek waardeer dit vreeslik baie.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnabout 4 years ago

    fantastic verse and love the painting too! a very fine example of ‘This is a product of my creativity!’!

  • Thank you! ;-) I appreciate your time and kind comment!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • ..and thanks for the fav too! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 4 years ago

    Aaah, apples, pears and fruit of the vine, the food of love! Beautiful card Liz!

  • Viele dank! Lekker om te speel!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful words, design and card Elizabeth.

  • Thanks Andrea, always appreciate your kindness!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • JandeBeer
    JandeBeerabout 4 years ago

    Great work.

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