Century Old Valentines III

Tonight is Valentine’s Eve and I am posting the last two century old valentine cards that I have.

You can see three more cards in my previous posts Century Old Valentines and Century Old Valentines II.

The two cards that I am posting this evening also come from one of my Grandma’s scrapbooks that is about 50 years old. At that time she clipped these out of a news magazine that was highlighting cards from a bygone era. Most likely the Des Moines Register or Omaha World Herald.

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The caption here tells us that Cupid was a big favorite on early Valentine cards. It is hard to read the saying that is actually on the card, so I will type it here:

Cupid’s watching round your home.

To show this heart of mine.

And give to you this message,

“Please be my Valentine.”

The cute little Cupid does have a nice big heart to give.

The last card was one that was sent by a daughter to her mother.

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I like this little character that is holding a number of hearts. Today I am sure that this would be a large bunch of balloons. I am not sure whether this messenger is delivering a single valentine or whether it is only one of many stops on the delivery route. Did people go all out and spend ridiculous amounts of money on Valentine’s Day 100 years ago?

I really like the colors in this one. The contrast with the red and yellow. Unfortunately, I can’t read the full caption as it is obscured. However, I can imagine the love that the daughter had for her mother.

I want to wish a great Valentine’s Day to all my friends. May you have the opportunity to spend time with your loved ones.


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12 Responses to Century Old Valentines III

  1. Pam Latham says:

    I found your page today as I was looking for the cattle on a thousand hills,your writing was even more important, as I also, was raised in the Church of Christ.Thank you for helping me with my search,& even more special,the extra things I learned. Pam Latham

    • vanbraman says:

      I was thinking about how you found my blog by searching for Cattle on a Thousand Hills. Then I saw that I had a referral from Pleonast where I had written a post about the subject almost four years ago :-). I am glad that I was able to help you in your search.

  2. Sheryl says:

    This is a fun post! The old valentines are so lovely.

  3. Boomdeeadda says:

    I like the postman with the little green hat. A floating cupid at my window would scar the pants off of me (too many Stephen King novels as a teen HA) Happy Valentine’s Steven…3 minutes to go.

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