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Music and Dancing Vintage Valentine Cards
The war years in the 1940s put a damper on much of normal life. Music brought back the joy that was lost.Continue reading →
History of Saint Valentine
Saint Valentine was a third century saint, preacher, and healer.
Valentine’s Day is commemorated on February 14th, which is the date of his martyrdom.Continue reading →
Military Vintage Valentine Cards
During the 1940s when many people were involved in military operations, Valentine cards reflected what was happening in the world. Numerous cards were designed that depicted either military personnel or subsidiary or voluntary occupations.
Thankfully, they were light-hearted and funny and meant to relieve the stress of living in war years. Many though showed a sexist bias as women were usually shown in auxiliary roles such as WACs or nurses while men were piloting planes and doing more ‘manly’ tasks.Continue reading →
Cupid Vintage Valentine’s Day Cards
Cupids have always been a symbol of love so it makes sense that the theme of cupid, quivers, arrows, and targets have often featured on Valentine cards. And these cupids are very busy. They collect hearts, shoot arrows at hearts, post valentine letters, sew broken hearts back together, and generally try to spread love. And there are lots and lots of vintage cards with cupids.Continue reading →
Valentine Rejection Letters Written For A Lady.
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From: A Lady’s Valentine Writer via Google Books (PD-100)
Valentine’s Cards Funny Food
In the late 1940s and the 1950s, life was returning to normal after World War 2 and the focus was on family life, their new houses, household appliances, and the food being prepared and eaten. An enormous number of cards were posted, given in person, and received for Valentine’s Day and many of them featured food and food preparation. Many of them are very funny.Continue reading →