Tuesday, February 1, 2011

How Well Do You Know February?

Here are a few cool facts from around the world about February, with some help from some crafty friends!

Yes the birthstone for February is the Amethyst but do you know what the stones meaning is and what it protects us from?
The Amethyst Birthstone is represented very perfectly with this beautiful Swarovski crystal heart Rosary by AngelWingGem

We are all familiar with February 2nd, Groundhogs Day in America (if the Groundhog sees his shadow- winter for another 6 weeks) but did you know on the same day in the UK they have Candlemas Day? This was very interesting to learn.
This little fact was brought to us by beautiful Palm Wax "Welcome Home" Pillar Candle by CandleGuy821

In February this month is also known as Heart Month. Heart disease is huge but you can learn how take care of your heart, beware of symptoms and support those with or passed due to Heart disease. You can learn more from The American Heart Association Site.

February 4th is an important day America! This day is know as Red Day. Everyone wears red to show support & awareness for Heart Month.
No matter what your age you can join in the support and raise awareness for Heart Disease on 2/4. Check out these Little Crochet Bootie Beauties by 2Kute (the shop name says it all).

Here in America February 6th (this year) is a BIG DAY in Pro-Football. This Sunday is known at Super Bowl Sunday! The top teams who win their Conference (AFC & NFC) meet up for a Final NFL Game!
This year the Pittsburgh Steelers finished the season with a 12-4 record & is representing the AFC

And representing the NFC with a finishing record of 10-6 are the Green Bay Packers (aka Cheeseheads).
Tune into FOX at 6:30 (EST) on Sunday 2/6/11.

On February 8, 1855 Mysterious Footprints were found after a heavy night of snowfall in Devon, England (UK)... Want to know what some say made those tracks and the mystery?
I can say I know for a fact this Pencil Foot Original was not the foot that made those prints! But I can say for a fact that I love this shop and you can find many beautiful pieces of original art work by LindaButterfly!

Most of the World knows that February 14th is Valentine's Day. But why on the 14th and who was St. Valentine? Was there more than one names Valentine? Well, Now it's time you know WHY Valentine's Day is February 14th each year.
This Red Murano Handmade Glass Necklace by ElektraJewelry represented our Valentine's Day today picture perfectly!

Did you know on February 18, 1930 Pluto was discovered and made a Planet of our Solar System... Our last planet... but now they are changing History. Even tough it's history, time never stands still.
Even though our History can be rewritten and Plants reclassified to Dwarf Planets, These beautiful Sapphire Orbital Earring Beauties by VickiDianeDesigns will always be here, until they are purchased- so you better hurry or History will be lost forever!

In 1937 Congress made February Friendship Month & it's known Internationally! It may be a hidden saying, we should all get along since we all live on one Planet. Either way Friends are crucial for a fun fulfilled life! Did you know.... In 1997 the UN adopted Winnie the Pooh as the World's Ambassador of Friendship!
This Red Heart Shepherd Hook Bookmark by TJBDesigns would be a wonderful way to tell a friend that they are special and deserve some "self-time" with a good book!

The last Fun Fact about February! February Is National Chocolate Lovers MONTH!!!
We have a true reason to eat Chocolate! You should have known Americans would come up with a way to justify their Love for chocolate...
This Chocolate Covered Spoon Project by WhatsHerName is perfect to combine most of the February facts in one!

I hope you have learned more about February and their Holidays! Stay tuned for March Fun Facts!!! I have two already and it was very cool to learn why!!!

Just a few of the upcoming Crafy Helpers to demonstration some facts~

IF You would like to join in the fun for any month please Post your site on my Fan Page on FB and I will write you down and get you in If I can relate one of your items! It can be ANY crafter not just etsy... I am here to promote all Handmade items!!



Linda said...

What a lovely surprise Valerie and a super idea, loads of work here, wonderful blog.

Valerie's Essentials said...

Thank you Linda... You have made me want to learn more... So I started out simple and fun... Months, Holidays...

2kutekreations said...

Awesome post. I learned some new stuff too.
Let's all wear red on Friday, 2/4.
Thanks hun.

Tommye said...

Valerie, You're a doll! Thanks so much. I love your monthly series. Such a fun way to educate us! Love ya!

candleguy821 said...

Beautiful, You are a wonderful person and purveyor of great ideas. Thank you for thinking of me. I hope to open my store March 1st. My store has been closed much too long.

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VaBeachQuilter said...

What a FUN commentary on the month of February!!!

Thank you for including a couple of my items!