Along the way to St. Valentine’s Day…

Birds have long been associated with Valentine’s Day as it was believed that birds found their mates in February.  It was Chaucer who in 1831 wrote a poem linking the mating season of birds with Valentine’s Day in the words:

“For this was on St. Valentine’s Day

When every fowl cometh there to choose his mate.”

Doves mate for life and are known for their gentleness and shared cared for their young have long been linked to romantic love.  Known as messengers they are the perfect bird to carry the same to one’s Valentine.


Along the way to St. Valentine’s Day 7:


Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

~ An Old Irish Blessing ~

Marian McCoy Boveri