Friday, 10 February 2012

With Love Valentines Blog Hop

Well here it is. My Blog Hop Competition
So Let's Make it a fun one

This blog hop is based around Valentines Day so I'm making my post about Valentine Cards.

Be My Valentine

In the spirit of this time of the year, let me share some love with you.
But how did the tradition of sending Valentine’s Cards begin? Let me offer one theory.
Way back in medieval times, there was a belief that birds started mating on February 14.
Maybe birds have some kind of inbuilt calendar.
In 1415, Charles, Duke of Orleans wrote love letters to his wife during his stay in prison. It’s possible these were the first Valentine messages. Later, during 16th century messages written on coloured paper, tinted with ink.  Verses were often in Acrostic form, spelling the lovers name. A bit different to Hallmark!

However upon searching I found a history lesson

Now onto a bit of fun

And Finally as they say ...
Can you remember your first Valentine's Card?
Mine was from my first boyfriend, and inside he drew a map to his house lol!
The winning comment will receive their prize of a $10 Amazon GC in a few days

Good Luck to All

Competition closed at midnight 14 February

Congratulations to Mel
winner of this competition


  1. My first Valentine cards were exchanged in first grade. You had to give one to everyone in your class. I would read them over and over thinking these people meant every word on them. Boy was I a fool back then. LOL

  2. I also had my first card in first grade as well as a small party.The first card was from a boy who sat next to me and in the card he told me I "could " be his Valentine if I gave him my cookies and candy. Above it was the scribbled over words he originally wrote before he saw my candy lol I gave him his card back. I remember because I realized it was the first time someone tried to con me. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. I think my first Valentine's Day card must have come from my Momma. And while she still sends my cards, it's much nicer to receive them now from my husband! :)

    SavannahB @

  4. My first V-day card from a boy was 1st grade, he drew me a picture of a heart! I wish I would have kept it :(

  5. Hope you have a naughty Valentine's Day.

  6. I honestly can't remember my first card. I'm sure it was in grade school. Ones from ex-husband were nice too. Not much of a card person.
    Hope you have a great V-day!

  7. I cannot remember my first card. I am sure it was in Kindergarden. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day!
    Sue B

  8. Preschool...Toby Koberstein! I loved him! EVERYDAY he wore red cowboy boots...didn't matter if it was summer or winter. Of course he gave everyone a card BUT he actually "signed" his name in mine!!! LOL! My mom probably still has it!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  9. I remember exchanging valentines in grammar school. That was such fun. It was great getting a good one from a crush.
    mcv111 at hotmail(dot)com

  10. First grade, I think we had to do it so everybody got one, the one I received had a heart and a rose(or what I think should have been a rose lol)

    Marin Garde
    [gardemarinAT gmx DOT de]

  11. my first valentine's card? well... it was a handmade card using a plain white paper while he draws hearts and rainbow all over the card then inside he wrote "happl valetime day!" although it was mis-spelled but it was kinda touching at that time since he shared his candies with me during the recess...


  12. i don't remember my first card but it had to be in elementary school

    thanks for the giveaway!

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  13. Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm sure my first Valentine card was given to me in elementary school....but geez...I've been out of high school for 50 years! Do you really expect me to remember that far back? LOL

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  14. Happy Valentine’s Day^^
    Hm, I think it was in elementary school. We had to draw of opposite sex in our class,to whom we had to give a card, so nobody would be left out.
    I got a card and chocolate heart, at that time I appreciated the chocolate a lot more than the card. lol
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Lyra L
    lyra DOT lucky7 ATgmailDotcom

  15. I really don't....LOL.

    celjla212 at aol dot com

  16. My first Valentine was from my dad! He always writes all of his girls and special note each year. :)


  17. Yep, it had a pretty flower on it. :) I might still have it somewhere...

    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

  18. The first VAlentine I can remember getting was a cut out heart from my dad with a chocolate heart wrapped in red foil.

    Cathy m
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  19. My first valentines card... I found taped to my bedroom door... My boyfriend at the time had put it there, along with lilies waiting for me... :)

  20. Happy Valentine’s Day!
    My first valentines card was in elementary school. that's all I remember. LOL
    I love these hops. What a great way to discover new authors/blogs and visit with old friends.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a fantastic prize! <^_^>

  21. I can't remember my first card but after all I'm 64 so that was well over 50 years ago. I do remember the first one my grandson drew for me when he was 3, he's 16 now. It was wonderfully messy and I still have it.

  22. Can't remember my first card but the card I got from my husband this Valentine's Days was so sweet it made me cry!! His are the only ones I really remember nowadays.
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  23. I can't remember my first V'day card. Much like my first kiss, they were obviously not special enough to remember, lol.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  24. I dont really remember my first valentine card...but I know I love getting them lol
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A

  25. First card in first grade I think, with a read heart, we made them in our art class and then my best friend gave me his.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
    E_l37(at) gmx {dot} de

  26. Mine was from my first crush in school. A declaration of love and he asked if I'd like to be his girlfriend. :)
    Happy Valentine’s Day ^_~


  27. I can't remember the first one that was specifically for ME and not part of the mass valentines exchanges in elementary school

    jslindzy @

  28. i t hink the first one i got was in kindergartner and they had sucker at the time year you go and put the sucker in it and then my bf giving me one tomoorow with a bear on it

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

  29. I honestly don't remember what my first V-day card was, but I do remember helping decorate the tissue box for my kindergarten class with all the paper hearts around it so that I could make mine the prettiest in order to get lots of Valentines from the kids in my class. :)

    sanddanz at gmail dot com

  30. From my hubby, wonderful, sweet cards. The words are very important to him, it has to say what he feels.LOVE!

  31. Mine was in elementary school but it was from a friend of mine and more in the way of 'if we have to do it then you can have it', than in a romanctic way.


  32. I don't remember the Valentine's cards I have received. I don't particularly celebrate it. But i do have a note from my husband that he wrote me when we were first starting to date. We both had kids from a previous marriage and they stayed with my mom while we went to Springfield for a teaching conference. AS this was our real "first" time alone, it was very special. He wrote, "I Love You." on a sheet of the hotel stationary and placed it in my backpack I was carrying for the day. Imagine my surprise when I saw this!!! This was the first time he said it. We have been married for 14 years now.

  33. A map to his house, that's SO cute!

    I've never received a Valentine's card, since we don't celebrate it here (Iceland), but I do remember the first love letter I got when I was around 14. I had no idea what to do with it. I was too shy to even let him know I got I probably hurt him :/ Would like to be able to go back and make myself talk to him.

    Erica Pike

    eripike at gmail dot com

  34. Thank you sharing and for the great giveaway! Happy Valentines! I dont really remember valentines cards. I remember having to do them for school in elementary but thats it.


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