14 February. In Finland, the day is called "Ystävänpäivä" ("Friend's Day") and is indeed (more) about remembering friends than connected with romantic love. It's actually quite nice - you can do either way or both! For someone like me, that likes flowers, chocolate, hearts, and pink, Valentine's Day is a lovely holiday.
Warning! This post contains shamelessly romantic and naive images and texts!
"It's Valentine's Day. Taking his courage in both hands, Mr Spinotto is bringing a bunch of beautiful flowers to Miss Spinetta.
Oh, he wouldn't have needed to worry... Miss Spinetta is more than delighted!
To make a long story short... they were wed in the woods, under some old birches in tenderest early leaf, at dawn when the light wind gave a graceful, dancing movement to the pale daffodils growing on the glade.
The lovely couple are now off to their honeymoon and towards new adventures... and of course they lived happily ever after."
(We have received the figurines "Spinotto & Spinetta" (by MariCart, Italy) as gifts on different occasions. The images behind the figurines are from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden.)
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