I will be working late tonight with guests who are trying to avoid the “Valentine’s Day Rush”, so I thought this afternoon would be a great time to share some vintage Valentines with you. These all came from a group Daddy brought home after his stepmother died…they were from her family, and range age-wise from the mid 1930s to 1940s. Enjoy!
The sentiment on the back reads: “I send this word to you my love; It will always hold true; As long as you love me, my love, I surely will love you.”
The Cupid card is hinged at the top and the inside reads: “I’ve sent little Cupid with his arrow and his bow, To call upon the dearest and the sweetest girl I know. For she’s captured my heart by her sweet, winning way, And I have a question to ask her some day.” And written in spidery script on the back: To Amanda Brown From someone you know.
This Googly-eyed pair are printed on cardstock with fold-up stands. The girl’s eyes can go from left to right with a pull tab; the boy says “To My Valentine”. They look very much like Grace Drayton’s drawings, but have no markings on them.
My Valentine’s Day wish for each of you is a day filled with wonder and the presence of someone you love.