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?

6 comments:

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.