For a limited time only, convey your love with one of our Heart-Shaped Panels. Available in ANATOMICAL, SYMBOLIC & CANDY (NEW this year!) heart shapes - each panel is 1/2" thick, made from Baltic Birch and has a keyhole in the back for hanging. These panels will only be available starting on January 3rd until supplies last, so stock up before the love runs out!
Since the 19th century, the heart shape has been used to manufacture Valentine's Day candy AND candy boxes. In 1861, Richard Cadbury, son of Cadbury founder John Cadbury, created the first heart-shaped box of chocolates in order to increase Valentine’s Day sales. One hundred and sixty-two years later, nearly every candy company across the globe now makes heart-shaped products for Valentine’s day.
The anatomical heart is essential to survival, pumping blood and circulating oxygen throughout all living bodies. The first artistic images of the anatomical heart were created by Leonardo da Vinci in the 15th century. Located between your lungs and the middle of your chest, the heart itself is made up of four chambers, two atria and two ventricles but our Anatomical Heart-Shaped Wood Panels can be left up to interpretation.
Despite true love actually starting in the brain, the symbolic heart has been synonymous to love tracing as far back as Ancient times. However, it wasn’t until medieval times that the symmetrical heart symbol, with its double lobes that join at a point, was introduced in a French manuscript. Now, the symbolic heart is essential to popular culture and can be seen in everything from art and literature to fashion and technology.
Whether it be anatomical or symbolic or candy, the heart represents emotion, affection and romantic love and continues to be a muse for artists to this day. Challenge yourself with a heart shaped canvas today! Whether it be for yourself, your one true love, a crush, a relative or a friend, art makes great gifts and our heart shaped panels are perfect for creating anything your - or their - heart desires.
Artwork by: Victor Roman
Main Image Artwork by: Andrew Cadima