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Tuning up for Valentine’s day

January is almost over, and while it’s still gloomy, there is room for some optimism – I very much hope that you feel the same. So my thoughts are turning to some lighter stuff and with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, here is a selection of cards you might want to send or receive.

Starting with 2 examples from the 30’s/40s.
I chose them because they could be used by someone who’s not quite sure their feelings are reciprocated but manages to hide that fear with a touch of humour:

vintage card drawn to look like a telephone directory. Text: I've got your number
inside of vintage Valentine's card - text only: Will it do me any good my Valentine
Doesn’t sound very hopeful..

Here is an example for those who think Valentine’s Day is overrated but acknowledge
that some gesture is expected:

In the next 2 examples things are ‘hotting up’ – certainly more assertive!

of course you do..
vintage valentine's card - armchair hiding couple - only legs of both a man and a woman are to be seen. A die-cut heart on the other side of the page.
you’d need to be sure of the recipient’s feeling for you if you send this one!

And my current faves – from the 1990s but with a 70s vibe – only the Silver Surfer could use the word ‘cosmic’ without sounding like a hippy

1990s Valentine's card with Silver Surfer saying You're cosmic

To round this post off (going full circle), here’s one of the many interpretations of the Standard ‘I’ve got your number’ for you to (hopefully) enjoy – whether you are currently in love or not xx


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