February 8, 2008 at 1:53 pm | blabbing.

Sailors ValentineI was doing some reading up on Valentines day, on Wikipedia and ran across these cool things called Sailors Valentines. Sailors while at sea would make these octagon wooden boxes and decorate them with shells to bring back to their wives and girlfriends.

Some of them like this current one made by lynda susan hennigan are very intricate and beautiful.