From our hearts to yours, we wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day! We all know today is a day to indulge in love, to profess it truly and loudly, to recognize it’s importance in our busy lives. In our business however, we are reminded daily that the heart means so much more. We see it in powerful religious imagery, detailed medical models and of course as a symbol of love.
The earliest known visual representation of a heart symbol, is found as a lover hands his heart to the beloved lady, in a mid-13th century French manuscript.(see below) It wasn’t until the 16th century that the symbol was used worldwide.
The heart has been explored and revered for hundreds of years. It has become our mark of love and life and we’re thankful to see it’s history in object form everyday. We’ll let the rest of the images speak for themselves, taken both at the shop and from Steve Wiman’s personal collection. Have an amazing Valentine’s Day!