Thursday, June 3, 2010

1920's - 1930's Vintage Children's Valentines

I'm working with some charming 1920's - 1930's vintage die-cut children's Valentines today, and found some that are too sweet not to share. Above you'll see Little Red Riding Hood and the Woodsman from the fairy tale: "I'm the woodsman big and strong who'll protect you all life long, Valentine." 1935 card.

The little clown or Pierrot above also dates from 1935. What lovely art work on these vintage cards!


The 1931 card above shows a little boy and girl in a hot air balloon. It reads: "I'm up in the air over you! Please be my Valentine."

This undated card (1920's to 1930's vintage) shows a sweet little Dutch girl with a heart. Note her wooden shoes! It reads: "My Valentine. Here is mine heart. Let us together never part."

This card (looks like 1920's from style) shows a boy who is a cheerleader. He has a megaphone and the little flag behind his head looks like it says Yale. "Here's my favorite yell Valentine - rah, rah, rah, I think you're swell!"
If you'd like to see a large -- and always growing -- collection of vintage Valentine cards, 1920's to 1960's vintage -- please stop by my store:

8 comments:

janettefuller said...

These valentines are adorable. I love children's books and cards from the early 1900s. Thank you for sharing these.
Janette #blog30

birdhousebooks said...

Thanks Janette! Vintage children's books and ephemera are my two biggest interests, so it is fun to find unusual cards.

Danna Crawford said...

They are just darling! I remember Valentines day to be so much fun as a child! I've always enjoyed viewing the classics too! Thanks for sharing!

birdhousebooks said...

Thanks, Danna! I remember the fun of Valentines as a child too ... Valentine boxes and classroom exchanges.

Kat Simpson said...

What fantastic Photos - LOVING these and imagine how they could make a fantastic art set!

birdhousebooks said...

Thanks, Kat! I have framed vintage cards like these and given them as gifts ... they look really cute in a grouping.

Sushiboofay said...

One day I want to get some vintage Halloween postcards to frame and put up. I love them, but rarely see them to buy here!

birdhousebooks said...

Cat, I love vintage Halloween cards! They are hard to find at reasonable prices ... but they are so cute.