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Topic: Hallmark Holidays

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Brutus Buckeye

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Re: Hallmark Holidays
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2020, 10:40:10 AM »
Is the Holiday really a Hallmark invention? I had always assumed that it was one of those that was rooted in Pagan tradition, what with this Elfin creature flying around casting love spells and such.

As far as the dead flowers, there is a trick where you hang them upside-down overnight. They will still die, but they will be taxidermied. That is that they will remain crisp and hold their natural shape instead of wilting away and falling apart.
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Re: Hallmark Holidays
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2020, 02:01:02 PM »
Is the Holiday really a Hallmark invention? I had always assumed that it was one of those that was rooted in Pagan tradition, what with this Elfin creature flying around casting love spells and such.

As far as the dead flowers, there is a trick where you hang them upside-down overnight. They will still die, but they will be taxidermied. That is that they will remain crisp and hold their natural shape instead of wilting away and falling apart.
A fella named Valentinus was martyred in Rome for attempting to convert the Emperor to Christianity in the 3rd century. The association with romantic love wouldn't come for another 1200 years, when Geoffrey Chaucer (him of the Canterbury Tales) mentioned it in a poem. Even then, most suspect this was in association with a different San Valentino, with a feast day of May 3. 

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Re: Hallmark Holidays
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2020, 11:47:50 PM »
My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who said a clergyman named Valentine secretly married couples while an evil king had outlawed such things.  And then was sainted at 31 Flavors last night.
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I guess it's pretty serious.
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Re: Hallmark Holidays
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2020, 12:28:58 AM »
I remember hearing a millennial panning that movie recently.  Something about the kid (Ferris) being so self-centered and insensitive to Cameron.  I thought I was being punk'd at first.

 

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