Valentine’s Day – A day of love and friendship

Feb 13th, 2015 | By | Category: All Kinds of Everything

14.2.2015 by Mervi

Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a holiday observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a holiday in most of them.

In 18th-century England, the day evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionary and sending greeting cards. Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, teddybears and the figure of the winged Cupid.

The Valentine’s Day is only once a year but in Knuti’s Weekly we will celebrate love and friendship every day! However, on the 14th there’s a special party:



Our fourlegged friends have been busy making Valentine cards for their love ones – including the readers of Knuti’s Weekly! 🙂


Zabava sends this card to her beloved parents Uslada and Menschikov and also to her new friend Baloo in the Izhevsk Zoo.


Nela and Nobby don’t have to convince us about their sweet friendship!


Giovanna and Yoghi are Romeo & Juliet in the polar bear world ….. 🙂

In Finland this day is called the Friend’s Day (Ystävän Päivä)  ….


Jemma sends her best greetings to all the her friends!


Venus and Manasse are devoted to each other. They also send a card to their son Ranzo and his girlfriend Lynn.

In Sweden this special day is called All The Hearts’ Day (Alla Hjärtans Dag).


Ewa and Wilbär can always celebrate this day in a deep snow.


Our special guardian angel sends her best greetings to us all.

Thank you dear Knuti for having brought us together. We have all the reason to celebrate the world wide friendship you helped us establish!



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  1. Ystävän Päivä ! to you and your knubby VESA, dear MERVI! Thank you for all the love you bring to us via KNUTITOURS’ “Die KNUIPE” and “KNUTi’s Weekly Magazine (KWM)” and their various and changing one-, or two-, or four-legged, or even winged protagonists. How lovely you did show to us here the loving greeting-cards the adult bears and the cubs wrote to themselves or to their parents – with a little help of auntie MERVI.
    Your collages are again wonderful and your – hmm, sorry, ” UNCLE SERGEIJ and his team” ‘s invitation is very inviting, indeed. See you sta sera! – in the one and only “Die KNUIPE”.


    Kiitos Mervi hienosta korttikokoelmasta.

    We shall celebrate the friendship today, tomorrow ans so on in Knuipe.



  3. Liebe Mervi,

    “The Valentine’s Day is only once a year but in Knuti’s Weekly we will celebrate love and friendship every day!”
    Das sind wirklich wahre Worte!
    Dieser Beitrag zum Valentinstag ist wunderbar. Wie schön, dass auch die Bären Freude an diesem Tag haben.
    Knut sieht bezaubernd aus, wie er da aus seinem Wolkenherz grüßt <3.

    Happy Vantine´s day für dich und alle hier


  4. Dear Mervi

    The Valentine greetings from the polar bears make me smile. The bears did a good job. 😉
    I love the guardian angel.
    I wish you and all the members of Knutitours a Happy Valentine Day

    Many hugs

  5. Liebe Mervi,

    the Valentine greetings from the polar bears are wonderful.
    I also love the guardian angel.

    Happy Valentines’ Day for you and all the members of Knutitours.

    Many hugs

  6. Welch süße Valentine greetings! Das hast Du sehr liebevoll gemacht, liebe Mervi!
    Wenn man da nicht verliebt ist, in diese goldigen Bären! Und überhaupt.
    Heute ist eine Valentine Party in der Knuipe. Na, da muss man ja teilnehmen.
    Vielen lieben Dank fuer diese netten Grüße und die freundliche Einladung.
    Bis nachher!
    LG von Annemarie

  7. Dear Mervi,

    Thank you for this Valentine’s/
    Friendship Day tribute! ??

    ?? And Hugs to you!

    xo k-j

  8. ?? Are hearts!

  9. Liebe Mervi

    Danke für die schönen Valentinskarten unserer
    weißbepelzten Freunde aus ganz Europa. 🙂 😀

    Herzliche Grüße
    Chris 🙂

  10. dear Mervi,
    thank you so much for your sweet Valentines greetings, I wish YOU and all the other friends a nice Friends day, I am glad we have so many fourlegged friends in our bear and other lovely animal world
    dear greetings and big paw waves

  11. Dear Mervi,

    Thank you for the Valentine’s special!
    All the Hearts’ Day and your priceless collages – especially the one with Knuti waving at us from the heart in the clouds – are heart-warming and come right from the center of your big heart.

    Hugs and paw waves
    Bärgit and a happily howling Tommi

  12. Dear Mervi,

    Thanks for all of the Valentine’s greetings!

    LG, Christine

  13. Dear Mervi and Vesa
    Thank you for this wonderful Valentines Day edition. I spent a good morning with Mother Ursula in her new home.
    Good to Zabawa here again. Would also be good to see Micha tell us about Uslada and Menschikov.

  14. Dear Mervi and Vesa,

    thanks for all the greatings of the polarbears from all over the world! And from our bear angel.

    For you a happy Valentines Day!

    Hugs from Raupe

  15. Dear Mervi and Valentine -angel.

    Thanks for the lovely greetings here.

    Hugs to you all in Malmö

  16. Liebe Mervi,
    ich hoffe ihr hattet alle einen schönen und harmonischen Vatentinstag!
    Hier in KWM ist jeden Tag, ein Tag der Freundschaft und Liebe für unsere Bären.
    Allen einen schönen Sonntag!
    Liebe Grüße Moni K

  17. Dear Mervi!
    Because of these beautiful collages and your affectionate words you yourself deserved a very fine Valentines Day. I hope you had a gorgeous day together with your loved ones.
    Many hugs and paw waves

  18. Dear Mervi!
    I am very glad, that we can celebrate love and friendship every day 🙂
    Your collages are wonderful.

  19. Dear Mervi,
    Thank you so much for the wonderful collages. I hope everyone had a very happy Valentine’s day.

  20. Dear Mervi,

    A belated but heartfelt thank you for this charming article and its lovely collages. We indeed can celebrate love and friendship every day here……

    Hugs, Sarsam