Valentine’s Day cards went into mass production early in the 1820s and were mostly European made. By the 1840s , the United States had followed suit, but Valentine’s postcards were not prevalent until the early 1900s. Many of these beautiful cards were either kept by their recipients or made their way into the hands of those who appreciated their ornate and colorful artwork, which was often punctuated by elaborate sentimental expressions.
If you are a fan of the Valentine’s Day vintage postcard, many, still in good condition, can be found today. Well cared for vintage cards still retain their beauty and vivid color. The Victorian era was the heyday of the Valentine’s Day vintage postcard and examples that are 100 years old can still be found, although they are not as available as they were a decade or two ago.
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