Sending out a call to all my blogger buddies - Be My Vintage Valentine!
Regular readers know I have a love connection with my vintage postcards. At any one time I probably have a few hundred on hand.
Valentine postcards are not as abundant as Christmas or Easter ones, but you can certainly still find them.
They are little pieces of history from the early 1900's.
I promise not to talk too much. Just sit back and enjoy the simplicity of another age.
I love to read the messages on the back. Some are short sentiments and others are longer messages.
Look at the address - just the street name.
Tuck's are the prizes of the postcard world.
Slightly risque' - I have seen some French ones that are quite shocking.
Danni Baird has been after me to do a St. Pat's post project. There are four-leaf clovers on this postcard. Does that count?
Read Danni's latest post here!
This is the back of the one above. She wrote a long condolence about recent misfortunes that continued to the front of the card. She never says what the misfortune was, but to send a Valentine's card?
This little guy speaks in a Dutch accent.
One of my favorites - how does he know his folks will love her?
I read through the collection and chose several to send out and some to sell. I can purge some times.
I love the backs as much as the fronts. Almost all of these had been used so there are stamps and postmarks on them.
There - a whole post and I mostly kept my mouth shut. I bet you did not think I could do it after reading the last two posts which were actually short novellas. Hope you and your sweetie have a lovely Valentine's Day.