Valentine’s Day…

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So, it’s Valentine’s Day again.

I have a history of fairly unpleasant Valentine’s Days, but being that as it is, I still enjoy the holiday as an excuse to eat those weird message hearts that taste like chalk. Personally, I almost wish we’d consider returning Valentine’s Day to it’s roots.

By which I mean the feast of Lupercalia which the Roman’s celebrated from the 13th to the 15th of Feburary. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain all while drunk and naked. How’s that for a good time?

Apparently, the women thought (well everyone thought) that being slapped by a bloody hide of a dead animal would make them fertile.

Anyway, short of getting slapped with straps of wet animal skin, I’ve decided to draw and post a paper doll. Slightly less messy, I suspect, though also, perhaps, less fun. The Chinese New Year paper doll poll got lots of votes for friends to go with the New Year paper doll, so she can share clothing if you want snakes to go with the hearts.

Goats and dogs, you’ll have to draw yourself.

By the way, I have a history of Valentine’s Day paper dolls. I did two in 2011 Marisole Monday and Pixie named Valentina . I didn’t do one last year, so I thought I better do one this year.

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6 Responses to Valentine’s Day…

  1. Kat says:

    cute! So many hearts, I really love the little sash on the one by her feet :)

  2. RLC says:

    Thanks, Kat. My favorite is the long dress (I think of it as a nightgown) on her left.

  3. B says:

    The PDF for this is really small. It isn’t clear if you make it bigger.

  4. RLC says:

    Thanks for letting me know, B. It should be fixed now.

  5. jackie says:

    ha ha love this. my 3 year old’s name is Greta! she will love these!

    • RLC says:

      I had a friend in school who was named Greta. Actually, friend is the wrong word… as I recall we didn’t get along that well… but never the less, it’s a lovely name.

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