There, one down, 43 more to go. The notes are coming home from school and the children are getting ready for parties this Friday in school to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day. This is the day we remember the martyred Valentine and the note he wrote to his friend- girlfriend, lover, friend we do not know for sure and she being the blind daughter of the jailer who would execute him. The the reason Valentine died on February 14, 269 A.D. was as a Christian he refused to worship Caesar. In the 5th century, Pope Gelasius in hopes to rival the ancient pagan holiday Lupercalia on February 15th which honors the gods Pan and Juno, fertility, and the hope for spring, declared February 14th a day to remember Valentine’s martyrdom and his last words written to the girl, “From your Valentine.” Valentine found it worth dying for Someone who had died for him.
HOW TO MAKE CANDY LEIS
For treats this year we are making Candy Leis for my children’s classmates. They do not have many and with all of us working this craft will go quickly.
Materials for 1 Lei
8 pieces of individually wrapped candy, raisin or craisin boxes, little toys, barrettes, etc.
Cellophane or plastic wrap- 40×8 inches
8- 14 inch pieces of curling ribbon
On the long strip of cellophane, space each piece of candy leaving about 2 inches of space on each end. Fold the edge up over the candy and then roll the cellophane over enclosing the candy within a long tube of cellophane. The seam should overlap so that the candy cannot fall out.
OK we are all going to get this out of our system and into the open right now- Lei is a funny word.