Sunday, May 15, 2011

Martisor-1st of March

Mărţişor is the traditional celebration of the beginning of the spring in Romania on the 1st of March. Men offer women a small decorative object called Mărţişor consisting of a jewel or symbolizing a flower, an animal, insect, etc... tied to a red and white string. This is a symbol of the coming spring, which the woman wears pinned to her blouse on that day, and up to two weeks after. I also remember boys offering martisoare to girls and kids offering martisoare to their teachers. It is a fun day in my country. I have not worn one in almost 13 years so this year I changed that. With the help of my children we made plenty of martisoare for us and our friends. We used clay to make simple designs and when they were dried we painted them with acrylic paint. They turned out very cute and I mailed some out to my friends but unfortunately I didn't package them well enough and many of our friends received them broken. Also, with Michael getting sick in February lot's of Martisore did not get mailed and are still sitting on my desk. I will definitely do better next year. So, if you are one of my friends and would like to wear a Martisor next March please leave a comment and I will send you one.

Happy birthday sweetheart

At the end of February we celebrated the third and last birthday that month for my honey. He is the best husband and father ! We love Jeremy with all our hearts and we are so grateful that he is always here for us. La multi ani iubi you are the BEST!!!