Next Saturday’s Valentine’s Day, meaning it’s time for me to share more of my vintage V-Day postcards.
“When Tulips a heart entwine / It speaks of Love, my Valentine.” Mailed to Miss Matilda Blessing of Pitts Pa on February 9, 1910, there’s no message or signature on the back … a secret admirer perhaps? All of the text and illustrations are embossed, even the small field of tulips inside the heart-shaped center.
A very self-effacing lover mailed the next one to Miss Marie Cornell of Dickinson Center, New York in 1930.
“My Valentine / I’m slow, sweetheart. / And shy, tis true. / Yet Cupid loves me – Why can’t you?” This entreaty also was not signed. It’s not embossed, but the colors are still bright, and the scalloped edges shine with glittery gold paint.
Finally, sweet Cupid offers a bouquet of roses.
Only two inches tall, he was separated from a larger Valentine’s card. The pink ribbon at top is real fabric, and Cupid is swaddled in a soft, folded paper diaper.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!