Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Fun

"...Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee." - Jeremiah 31:3

Hope you're all eating scrumptious chocolate and taking the opportunity this holiday offers to tell remind family and friends how much you love them! Here's some Valentine's Day fun from me to you!

Last year I created a fun Valentine's Day video card for a dear friend that featured quotes of love by Charles Dickens couples. I know she won't mind me sharing this video with all of you this year. 

In the same style this year I put together a Valentine's Day video featuring quotes of love from Elizabeth Gaskell couples. This one is rather long because I ended up getting a bit carried away (how can you help it when there's so many photos of Mr. Thornton and William Bell to choose from?) but I hope you enjoy it!

And here's a fun little video from BoredShortsTV that shows the funny side of Valentine's Day! And also check out their fun "Proposal" video. :-)

Hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day my friends! :-)

Which Dickens and Gaskell couples are you favorites?

Are you doing anything special for Valentine's Day?

What is you favorite kind of chocolate? (I like peanut butter and caramel filled!)


AJ said...

Great post! I love it! :)

Today's plans are a normal day at work, then a nice dinner with the family. Some friends here at work even passed out some Valentine candy and lollipops to everyone...sweet.

I too like peanut butter chocolate and also mint chocolate squares.

I hope your day is a sweet as you. :)

Melody said...

Heehee. I am quite certain that the dear friend, whoever she may be, is pleased for the video to be shared with others because it was quite splendid! ;)

I was just thinking about how Cranford is like the only period drama I've seen that has Valentine's Day (not counting Road to Avonlea and Wind at My Back)... it's so fun with them all gazing at the cards in the window! I would like to receive snowdrops. Heehee.
I must say, after reading N&S I decided I like the first proposal in the book much better. Haha. Oh, and isn't one of Peggy's dresses the same as Mary wore in Cranford? It fits her quite differently though, so that makes it look different too.

Happy "Valentime's" Day! (Haha, that last video was quite funny. The little clip at the end was my favorite.)

Elisa said...

We've got three boxes of cookies in our library staff kitchen! :)

Happy St. Valentine's Day, blog readers!

Miss Dashwood said...

Oooooh, I love your Gaskell Valentine video! SO sweet! Sigh, I just love Roger and Molly. They're such an adorable couple and their happy ending (on Molly's part at least) is well-deserved. AT LAST. (Molly's one of my dad's favorite period drama characters, and he always jokes about wanting to whack Roger upside the head with a two-by-four for the first three episodes... :P)

I'm with Melody, I'd LOVE to receive snowdrops from a beau someday. Or any kind of flower, heehee. Dr. Harrison and Sophy are so cute... William and Peggy are my favorite Gaskell couple (CAN'T THINK WHY) but I feel like I've been neglecting Frank and Sophy lately. Maybe I just need to watch Cranford again. :D

D'awwww, Miss Matty and Mr. Holbrook... such a sweet story. :(

SQUEEEE PEGGY AND WILLIAM! :D :D :D :D :D Aren't they just ineffably adorable? That proposal on the train... gahhhhhh. Love it.

I like William's handwriting. Heehee. People on period dramas always have such lovely handwriting.

And that waltz at the end... I wish people always waltzed that way, actually. I think it's cute with both her hands on his shoulder. Yes, I'm a goose, but if I am a silly Goose I cannot help it. (ha... loose paraphrasing of the wild Beast quote.)

Bored Shorts! I love Bored Shorts! And I haven't seen this one yet...

Hahahaha. "I don't have a crush on you. I just love you." CUTENESS.

Oh, and Melody, Peggy IS wearing the same dress that Mary did. Mary gave her some of her old dresses after Peggy's dress was torn, remember?

Miss Dashwood said...

Ooops, clarification here... I meant to say that William and Peggy are my favorite CRANFORD couple, not favorite Gaskell couple. Heehee. *That* place is probably held by Roger and Molly. Or Margaret and Mr. Thornton. I can't deciiiiiiiide. :D

Hamlette said...

A splendid Valentine's Day to you as well!

I love dark chocolate, especially paired with mint or peanut butter.

I have no idea what I'm getting for Valentine's Day because my hubby is having it sent to our house and neither it nor we are there today. I gave him a CD of Christopher Lee reading poems from "Lord of the Rings" -- very romantic, eh? Hee. We usually try to get each other something fun or useful, not gooshy.

Kara said...

Those were cute videos! You did a great job. :) As for my favorite couple? I have to go with Margaret Hale and John Thornton. Sigh. They make my heart pitter-pat. I never ever get tired of their story! :D

birdienl said...

What a lovely vids! But, but... you 'forgot' Mr. Carter and Miss Galindo from Cranford. I know they were not officially a couple, but there was definitely something there, right?

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