I thought these Valentines were lovely!
A few years ago, my mother gave me some Valentine cards she had received when she was a girl in school. Most were not dated but one was: February 14, 1926. I’m sure all were from around the same time period. It’s interesting to look back at the styles and to read the verses. One read,
I want to send a Valentine
A friendly one to you
But it takes a bit of courage
Such a bold bold thing to do.
Another verse read,
I like to hear the birdies sing
Because it is the sign of spring;
I like to hold your hand in mine
Because you are my Valentine.
Another feature of these old Valentine cards that I found interesting: Apparently some students reused cards from previous years. It was easy enough to see where one person’s name had been erased and a different person’s name added. In our throw-away world…
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