Valentine’s day is for love

There are many stories about the history of Valentine’s Day. In fact, according to The History Channel, the day itself became popularized in Europe during the middle ages. The beginnings of the day and it’s relation to both Christian and Pagan celebrations seem to be the playground of much debate. I, however, prefer the story of St. Valentine, who when imprisoned for helping Christian soldiers escape Roman prisons, fell in love with his jailor’s daughter who visited him often. Legend has it that before his death he wrote a letter to his love and signed it, “From your Valentine”.

The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. (The greeting is now part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England.) 

History of Valentine’s Day. History.com Editors. HISTORY:URL
Access Date: January 23, 2021. A&E Television Networks. Last Updated: January 21, 2021 Original Published Date: December 22, 2009

Valentine’s day has evolved from a holiday strictly for celebrating romantic love into a day to express our love and appreciation to all the people in our lives. We at Farmer Sue’s want to help you send a little love to the special people in your life. Check out our 2021 Valentine Card Collections which include mini card sets, as well as traditional cards handmade with care. We know you’ll find that perfect card to bring a little love and happiness to your friends and family this Valentine’s Day.

The holiday collection

Boasting 10 separate designs and three sizes the Holiday Collection is sure to have the style and size for your mailing list.

Set includes:

3 mini cards (3×3)

1 window shaker card (4.25×5.5)

2 Slimline cards (3.25 x 7.75)

4 A2 standard cards (4.25×5.5)

All cards are blank inside and come with matching envelopes.

Prefer to special order specific cards and/or card sizes? Send us a quick note and we can quote a price for you.

Close to my heart Grateful scrapbook Project

This is a time of unknown with big changes in our lives and the lives of our kids making it more important than ever to find ways in which we can keep our children centered and grounded. Let Close to my Heart help you work with your kids to remember the heart centered lesson of being grateful everyday for all they have.

Made especially for kids, the Feeling Grateful album kit will help young crafters show gratitude and creativity in the same project! The full album kit has everything you need and is 20% off thru December 31st, 2020.

The Feeling Grateful Album Kit includes a Wisteria 6″ x 6″ Everyday Life™ Album, 6″ x 6″ Memory Protectors™, the September–October Mix-in Paper Packet (X9019), twelve 6″ x 6″ pieces of White Daisy cardstock, the My Acrylix. Feeling Grateful stamp set, a mini stamp block, a mini black ink pad, and photo placeholders.

So gather some pictures, adhesive, paper trimmer and your favorite journaling pen and plan some time during your day, #artclass, and remind you and your kids how wonderful life is.

Visit the project page on my Close to My Heart website to download the full project guide-Happy Crafting!

scrapbooking 101

If you are like i was a couple of years back, you’ve bought a ton of scrapbooking supplies but have no idea how to use them. Let’s face it, not everyone is born with a crafty thumb. Let Close to my Heart help! They have a great program called Stories by Stacy that can help. With step by step instructions these kits will help you design your best scrapbook yet. Check out Stories by Stacy products now.

Let Stories by Stacy help you save your precious memories

calendar kit special ends december 31

Moments like These Calendar kits are the perfect snowy day activity for you, you and your kids or you and your grandkids. The kits come with pre-cut and preprinted papers and embellishments – no crafting experience required! All at a savings up to 30% off retail price when purchased separately. Check out the Moments like These Calendar kits today!

Here’s what you get:

Moments like These Cut Above® Layout Kit.

Pre-cut paper pieces & pre-cut base pages.

Die-cuts, and stickers.

Base Calendar.

My Acrylix® Moments like These stamp set