February 1, 2009

Vintage Valentine Keepsake






















Every holiday my mom brings out her decor she has accumulated from past years and usually there will be something I have never seen or haven't seen for years. This Valentine card that she brought out with her heart chocolates and chocolate kisses (yum), was one item I had never seen. Here is a card received by my grandfather from TWO admirers in a grade school class (yeah, I'm not surprised, he was a pretty cool guy). It is small and delicate and beautiful. I love these type of treasures from the past.















I love this style of card too with the sweet poetry rhymes that leave warm fuzzy feelings in a person. I've noticed many of these type of cards were not signed inside. I wonder if that was how they did things back then.


Do you remember giving and receiving Valentines in grade school? Decorating coffee cans or shoe boxes in pink and red, with your name on it in numerous places so that people would know for sure that that was your Valentine mail box.

While admiring my grandfather's card, I reminisced with family members of our childhood memories of the holiday. I never realized how much I liked this holiday or used to like this holiday, until now. Love is cool enough to honor a day for it, right?

Tomorrow, I think I will have the girls start making their Valentines they were supposed to send out last year. Last year I must have been lacking in love for this upcoming holiday. Better late then never right? Again, I might add, don't you just love my grandfather's Valentine. I had to put up a Valentine favorite this year in keeping tradition with last year. I think I might try to find some vintage Valentine cards myself. Let me know if you know where to find any.

7 comments:

avagdro said...
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Shay said...

That is amazing! I love that card for Grandpa. How sweet! Grandpa really was a handsome guy.

Heather Lynn said...

I saw some at Target and I wish I would have gotten them because now their gone and I keep dreaming about them. :) But they do have them on Amazon. Just search vintage valentines. I liked the press out book by Golden Books. But they have others too!

Davis Rockstars said...

I bought some really cute vintage v-day tins at a vintage clothing store.-Lisa

Darleen said...

That's so neat. I guess maybe I should start saving Stella's V-day cards instead of throwing them away.

The Gunnerson Family said...

Cute cards, good luck finding some of your own. I think it is so darling that your dad got that card from TWO admirers!

Nate and Janie said...

I love that card! What a fun thing to have and to keep. Thanks for sharing it!