Valentine’s Day was first associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love by presenting flowers, confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as valentines).
In Europe, Saint Valentine's Keys are given to lovers "as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart".
Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.
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At Gallery 23, all our gifts are hand crafted and American made. Our talented artisans present handmade treasures. Popular categories include gifts for home décor, jewelry and apparel. We have a large selection of paintings, photographs, fine woodworking, pottery, stained glass, cards and more. Gallery 23 has the mission of promoting work of local artists as well as raising awareness and appreciation of the various art forms represented at the gallery.
Gallery 23 is located on 23 Main Street, Blairstown, NJ 07825. Phone (908) 362-6865.