Valentine's Day quotes, love potions, heart pies

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, February 14, 2018

crocus blooming

To St. Valentine, the spring is a neighbor. It is said that the crocus should blossom about now, being dedicated to St. Valentine.

–folklore

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
45th day of the year


 
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How Did Valentine's Day Start?

Valentine's Day 2020: What Is the Real Meaning of Valentine's Day?
What is the real story of Valentine’s Day? This ancient marking of agricultural and human fertility has a surprising history. Discover the meaning of Valentine’s Day, why it’s celebrated on February 14, and also some new poems and verse to add to that (secret?) Valentine card.
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Cold Weather and Hot Romance

Valentine's Day: Cold Weather/Hot Romance
Why do we hold Valentine’s Day, the day to celebrate hot romance, in the middle of cold, snowy February?
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Dragonfly Sundial

Made out of cast iron and measures 10 inches across!
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$44.95
 
About African Violets

African Violet Care: Grow African Violets
African violets are beautiful houseplants which provide a pretty dose of color indoors. Find out how to take care of African violets through the winter and keep them blooming!
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American Folk Art Trio

A charming, old-fashioned stacked cow, pig, and chicken.
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$129.95
 
Easy Heart Pies

Strawberry Hand Pies

These old-school strawberry hand pies are so easy. The pies may be baked in the oven or cooked on a gas or charcoal grill. 

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Sun and Moon Clock and Thermometer

Rust-proof aluminum wall hanging shows time and temperature.
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$129.95
 
Are There Love Potions?

Aphrodisiac Foods: Chocolate, Oysters, and Spanish Fly?
Since the beginning of time, stories about aphrodisiac foods have abounded. Who hasn’t heard that chocolates, wine, and oysters can get you “in the mood”? Where does this idea come from? And is it true?
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Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 
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$47.97