Friday, February 12, 2010

A little Valentine's Day Card History

I ran across this today that I thought was pretty interesting about the first Valentine's Day cards. I guess we're on the right track making our own homemade valentine's!

Rather than purchase a ready-made valentine, Victorian men and women often assembled original valentines from materials purchased at a stationer’s shop: lace, bits of mirror, bows and ribbons, seashells and seeds, gold and silver foil appliqués, silk flowers, and clichéd printed mottoes like “Be Mine” and “Constant and True.”

Read the entire entry on the National Postal Museum Blog

There's still time to make your loved ones a homemade card for Valentine's Day, if you haven't already, but the clock is ticking! Scroll through my posts over these last couple of weeks if you need some inspiration.


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