Valentine's Day was first associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love was in full swing. The day evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confections, and sending greeting cards known as valentines. Cards are nice, but we also recommend you celebrate the day by making/buying, and giving Valentine's Day jewelry, as shown in this inspired piece by Kriya Designs (from Etsy.com).
The Bead Collection has a number of special focal beads and pendants for your own creations -- check them out at http://tinyurl.com/bb26baw -- February 14 will be here before you know it! We'd like to hear from you about your favorite Valentine's Day stories, especially on the theme of giving or receiving jewelry such as this. Please share!