Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Welcome, February!

Being a February baby myself (the 3rd, to be exact), February is one of my very most favorite months - aside from my birthday, it also contains Groundhog Day (silly!), Valentine's Day (sweet!), and it means that Spring is just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away (AWESOME)!

Its a unique month - the only one with fewer than 30 days. The word "February" comes from the Latin word "februum", which means "purification", but some other historical names for the month are Solmonath ("mud month"), Kale-monath ("cabbage month"), and my favorite "Helmikuu", which is Finnish for "month of the pearl" (describing the way that frozen water droplets form 'pearls' on tree branches).

Amethyst is February's birth stone. In Greek, "amethyst" means "intoxicated" - in ancient times the stone was believed to protect its wearer from drunkenness. Medeival European soldiers wore amethyst into battle for protection and cool-headedness. In fact, amethyst is a variety of the silicate mineral Quartz. It gets its coloration (which can range from light green to deep purple) from impurities in the mineral.

Here are some of my February Etsy faves:

by Nice

Are they any other Februarians out there??


  1. aw thank you very much! have i mentioned yet how obseeeesssed with your banner I am? I love it :)

  2. Gorgeous!

    I missed being a February baby by one day.

    Thanks for including my constellation pendant.


  3. Wonderful fun post! Love your esty picks and all the Feb info!

  4. love the concept of this post! thank you so much for thinking of my banner! my mom's birthday is in feburary..i am always thankful for winter bdays- they bring fun to the cold months!
    hope you have a fantastic birthday tomorrow! :)

  5. Cool cool. My sister's birthday is this month.

  6. i have had my eye on that i love you banner from nice. one of those things that i thought, why didnt i think of that.


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