Monday, February 08, 2016
Every year around this time, the flock starts looking for new and interesting ways to say “I Love Ewe!”. This year we’re so happy to introduce our new card designs each featuring the flock in their rainbow of knitted jumpers in a different scene.
Though the 14th of February has been associated with romantic love since the middle ages, it was only in 18th century England that the tradition of giving greetings cards, or “Valentines”, was born. Also in the 18th century came this poem we all recognise today which can be found in the collection of English nursery rhymes Gammer Gurton’s Garland (1784).
The rose is red, the violet’s blue,
The honey’s sweet, and so are you.
Thou art my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And Fortune said it shou’d be you.
For other Valentine’s day inspiration, check out our Pinterest board!