February 14th is the day when lovers express their love for each by giving gifts of confectionary, flowers or simply presenting your loved one with a heartfelt greeting card.
In honour of this romantic day we are giving you 12 cutting files for you card making, scrapbooking or art journal projects – for free.
These files are in the format .fcm so that you can cut them out using your Brother Scan n Cut.
The shapes can be resized in your Brother Scan n Cut.
We hope you enjoy your free downloads and get as much joy from using them as we had in putting the bundle together.
You can download these files from our store – Valentines Day Bundle
There are many myths surrounding the origin of Valentines Day. It’s true origins are obscure but it may be from the the time in ancient Rome when they celebrated the Feast of Lupercalia which was celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15. This was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, and also to commemorate Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.
An order of Roman priests, members of the Luperci, would start the festival by gathering at the sacred cave where Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. These priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. These strips would be dipped into the sacrificial blood and the priests would take to the streets, slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Also, according to legend, the young women in the city would place their names in a large urn and the cities bachelors would select a name. The couple would pair off for a year and often these matches would lead to the couple being married.
This celebration was eventually deem un-christiona by the Catholic church and Pop Gelasius declared February 14th as St Valentines day.