Thursday, February 11, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Vintage Valentine Memories

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?


HungryForGod (Andi) said...

SO cute - i actually remember some of those from when i was growing up! :)

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for stopping by! That happens to me sometimes when going through vintage cards -- it is fun to see one that I recognize from my childhood years. :-)

Farrah said...

I remember doing that too--we usually used shoeboxes as well! I think I may still have some of the valentines I got hanging out in my closet somewhere. I'm a packrat to the max. x_x Those vintage valentines are super cute!

Birdhouse Books said...

That is neat! I am not sure what happened to my childhood Valentines, but my memories of them are still vivid. :-)

Lisa Morris said...

I do remember making valentines boxes. Have not thought about that in years! Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for stopping by! I remember the Valentine boxes fondly, too.