Along the way to St. Valentine’s Day…

Paper hands were a popular 19th century love St. Valentine’s Day symbol that were often given as a love token. Considered a symbol of courtship as a man would propose by asking a lady for her hand, the lady’s hand appeared on both handmade and printed Valentines. A lady’s hand also symbolized femininity and as such was often decorated with a frilly cuff and a ring on the third finger.

Along the way to St. Valentine’s Day 8:


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

~ An Old Irish Blessing ~

Marian McCoy Boveri