The custom of giving a Love Spoon is unique to Wales and originated in the 17th Century, when lovers would offer intricately carved spoons, bearing symbols of their feelings and hopes, to their partners. For centuries the old Welsh custom of giving love spoons meant that a would-be suitor gave a spoon as an indication that he desired to court a particular girl. A girl may have received several spoons from as many suitors. The oldest surviving love spoon, made in 1667 is in the Welsh Folk Museum in St. Fagan's Castle, Cardiff, although it is known that love spoons were made well before this date by the menfolk of Wales.
Today, love spoons are given for many reasons and to mark many occasions, such as marriage, anniversaries, births, christenings, Valentine's Day, and "favors" for guests at weddings. Spoons are not stocked they are carved at the
time of ordering, they can take as long as 3 weeks to
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