With Valentine’s Day upon us, love is in the air. But with all the ways to impress your sweetheart this February 14th, you really want to make a good impression! Cookies by Design has some wonderful ways to show your special someone how much they mean to you!
Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? There are many stories; since the Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend says that Valentine defied Emperor Claudius II and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret, because they had been banned. Valentine greetings have been seen as far back as the Middle Ages, and the oldest known valentine was a poem written in 1514 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife. The poem is now in the British Library in London. Continue reading
Love is in the air, and Cookies by Design is having a Valentine’s Day Photo Extravaganza! Whether you’re spending this Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart or your best friends, enter our photo contest:
Get to baking!
What could be better than some homemade cookies on Valentine’s Day? Using those homemade cookies to win a contest! Get a group of your friends together and have a sweet day of baking, and be sure to get creative with your cookies! We want to see your best shapes, decorations, and presentations for Valentine’s Day. Once you’ve baked your cookies (and probably eaten a few!) snap a picture and submit it with your entry form. Continue reading