When I was a little girl, we made a Valentine box each year in school. They were usually made from a shoebox, decorated with wrapping paper or foil and trimmed with accents like ribbon, doilies, and sequins. On Valentine's Day, we would collect Valentines from our school friends in the box.
I remember shopping for Valentines. Sometimes they came in a cellophane wrapped package. Sometimes they were in a punch-out book. I would spend time looking at the cards and deciding which Valentines to send to different friends.
I still love Valentines today. I collect vintage dachshund Valentines, and also sell vintage Valentines in my online shop, Birdhouse Books. I really enjoy hunting for the cards and then listing them.
Here are a few 1960's vintage Valentines for your enjoyment. These are all little die-cut cards for children.
I would love to hear your childhood Valentine memories in the comments, below. Do you remember making Valentine boxes for school? What type of cards did you enjoy giving and receiving?