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folk love cards 'the kiss' - inspired by the Romanian folklore, this card represents Dragobete's kiss, a symbolic romanian figure, equivalent of… Read More
folk love cards 'the kiss' - inspired by the Romanian folklore, this card represents Dragobete's kiss, a symbolic romanian figure, equivalent of Valentine's Day, celebrated at the end of February. Read Less
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For most of us, true love means more than just buying a new wallet and a pink 'I love you, baby' cup for our loved ones on Christmas or Valentine's Day. Also, for most of us, finding a lovely and symbolic gift for our other half takes nerve-eating, time-consuming rummaging through all those humongous piles of fluffy, cheesy and totally overrated red hearted-pillows and scented candles, hoping for a tiny-special-something that could embound all our love and gratitude for the ones who... let's put it this way...make our hearts melt :P
However, I believe no gift in the world would say 'I love you' 
better than your own words intended for your beloved sweetheart; 
with or without that scented candle.
This is my idea of perfect gift for a dear one, made with love and patience,
hand-printed on silky-smooth paper, waiting for you to adorn them with you most sincere emotions:



'the kiss'

- inspired by the Romanian folklore, this card represents Dragobete's kiss, a symbolic romanian figure, equivalent of Valentine's Day, celebrated at the end of February. The tradition requiers young, unmarried girls and boys to gather flowers and play/sing/dance altogether in a brightly lit glade, while members of their families cheer and applaude; at a certain point, the hoe-down stops and the girls run away, hiding and screaming, while the boys are  trying to find them; each single girl then sneaks out and picks with a light stroke of her bouquet the innatentive young man she finds attractive and kisses him; the boys do the same, until a sharp cry ends the game and the groups melt away, with the girls running home and hiding the love-bouquets, hoping to get married. The ritual of kissing the one you liked in that day's celebration was called Dragobete's engagement, a childish, yet significant gesture, made in the name of pure love. That is why, in Romania, it is often said 'Dragobetele sărută fetele!' (Dragobetele kisses the girls!), as a love celebration for that time of year, at the arrival of spring.

'birdie love'
- in Romanian folklore, Dragobete is also known as the day when 'the birds are betrothed'; 
in this time of the year, birds start building their nests and mate, 
letting everybody know that it's officially the first day of spring in local customs.