Greetings and welcome. Vivian has made her choices. They are not the ones we expected. Hmmmmm. Look!
Since the human heart has long been associated with emotion and pleasure, the shape was eventually co-opted as a symbol of romance and medieval courtly love. More about all of that below.
Here is Hattingdon wearing a vivid red classic hat adorned with hearts galore.
This selection is a big surprise and we love it. We thought Vivian would go for a vintage hat, but she instead chose a very recent design. Look.
Sweeeeeet! We love it. Here is some history on how the heart shape came to be.
History of the heart shape
[T]he heart shape may have been born when artists and scientists from the Middle Ages attempted to draw representations of ancient medical texts. In the 14th century, for example, the Italian physicist Guido da Vigevano made a series of anatomical drawings featuring a heart that closely resembles the one described by Aristotle.
Since the human heart has long been associated with emotion and pleasure, the shape was eventually co-opted as a symbol of romance and medieval courtly love. It grew especially popular during the Renaissance, when it was used in religious art depicting the Sacred Heart of Christ and as one of the four suits in playing cards. By the 18th and 19th centuries, meanwhile, it had become a recurring motif in love notes and Valentine’s Day cards. More at the History Channel »
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