ValkyrieValentineAlright, this is not accurate, let’s just get that out of the way from the start. Vikings didn’t go in for the whole winged helmet thing. I know that but the artist in me keeps pushing the researcher out of the way. However, this was a lot of fun to make  and I wanted to share it with you all because of that.

Click on the image to the left for a larger version. If you scroll down you’ll find a black & white version in case you prefer to color it yourself. There is also one pre- sized for printing and folding so you can make your own card and give it to someone you love.

If you are looking for something a little more historical I would suggest reading this post about a 900 year old runic inscription that translates to “kiss me.” It is pretty cool and the pdf article that explains how they decoded the runes is fascinating as well. You could also check out the Valentine’s post I did in 2013.

Have a fun holiday. I hope everyone is keeping warm and safe as yet another winter storm stomps through the Eastern US. We got about 8 inches of snow with a nice layer of ice to top it off. Luckily we still have power, though. I really feel for the thousands of people having to face this in the dark and cold.

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