Friday, February 11, 2011

The Birds Began to Pair - Postcard Friendship Friday #50

This is our 50th Postcard Friendship Friday!  Can you believe it?  It seems just yesterday Maria asked me to take it over.  Thank you for your participation, Friends.  I have really enjoyed hosting this meme!

I also wanted to thank all of you for your kind words, prayers and thoughts when our precious Bootz flew away to heaven.  You have been a huge comfort to my husband and me, as we have grieved over the emptiness our furry friend left behind.  ((hugs))  Thank You.

I'm an incurable romantic.  Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I love Valentine's Day cards and postcards.  In my research for today's blog, I found a charming bit of history I didn't know.  Though some historians believe Valentine's Day was to honor of Saint Valentine, there is another widely held belief.  It is said Valentine's Day actually grew out of the Middle Ages, when people celebrated February 14 as the day "the birds began to pair." 

It is no wonder that Spring, more than any other time of year, is the season most associated with romance.  Warm sunshine, flowers and the songs of twitterpated birds fill the air with the fragrance of romance.  As time went on, people began to see the mid-February feast of St. Valentine as a special time to turn one's thoughts to romance and courting. As time marched further along, St. Valentine's Day became THE day for romance--a time for wooing, sending flowers, love letters and gifts to one's Beloved.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  And Happy PFF! 

To see more wonderful postal stuff, visit Gemma at Greyscale Territory at Weekend Mailbox!


MrCachet said...

Unbelievable! I was going to post a piece of Valentine mail art today, but since it's for my wife of forty years, I'd hate to spoil the surprise when I slip it in the mail box. She also gets chocolate, but that's another story.

Fifty is it? WOW! I can't believe it either, Beth. Once again a big thank you for sponsoring this once a week fling at fun!

Joy said...

Sweet card. Is that branch safe?:-)
Thank you for taking on PFF, happy Fiftieth, its a great meme.

dakotaboo said...

What a great postcard. Happy 50th PFF.

Paul van Yperen said...

Dear Beth, PFF is here to stay - thanks to you! Enjoy your Valentine's day!

Dorincard said...

How many times was PFF enjoyable in these 50 weeks? Fifty-fifty? No, ALL 50! :)
May I suggest to you to post the linky tool for PFF on Thursday evening for Friday, so that we can do it before Friday evening ET,if that's your main demographic.
Friday afternoon and evening is very busy for most of us, so maybe we could participate in PFF in the morning and early afternoon ET.
Think about it.
Cute card, bigger-than-life heart...:)

Irene said...

love your card, and the background of St. Valentine's Day, I never tire of it.

MuseSwings said...

Happy 50th PFF! It IS hard to believe! Thank you for being our host on these fun Fridays! What a cute little card to celebrate the day!

Funoldhag said...

How sweet is it that the birdies pairing up is connected to Valentine's Day. And thank you for 50 PFF's - I am enjoying taking part very much! Carol

Terry said...

Howdy Beth
Congratulations and a great big thank you for hosting PFF !
What a treasure you are to so many of us here in blogland !
Thank you seems such a little bit of a thing to say but it comes from the heart .
I truly love all the fabulous valentines you have been sharing with us :)
Take care and enjoy your weekend.
Blessings to you and yours.
Until next time
Happy Trails

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Beth, I hope that you and your sweetie have a wonderful Valentine's Day. Congrats on week #50!

Take care,


Aimee said...

Very sweet card!! Thanks for hosting PFF. Can't believe its been 50 posts already.

Mary said...

Better late than never! Wonderful card, and I can't believe it's been 50 either. Happy Valentines Day to you, Beth.

Tete said...

Love your valentine post card! Just so pretty.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I'm so slow in leaving a comment, sorry for that. You've shown us a beautiful card to mark your 50th week of Postcard Friendship Friday.

Do you ever hear from Marie? I wonder how she is getting on.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Thanks Beth. You are a treasure. Blessings.