Tuning up for Valentine’s day

cartoon pink TV with hearts and question mark on screen

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 […]

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Feel the love 1

A confession: I never received a Valentine card before I moved to England. Valentine’s Day has only become popular (read: commercialised) in the last few decades in Germany, although cards have been printed there for much longer – here is an example from the beginning of this Century. Others have told the history of this […]

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What were they thinking?

A few curios from my collection – I wonder who came up with these ideas and who said : ‘yes, let’s go with that’. They are fun, though. A monkey-puzzle: I really don’t understand this one … I can only assume this was a gift card that came with the item.. Well, I’m looking forward […]

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drawing of rabbit in snow in front of large barn with Christmas wreath

Oh, the joy of happy anticipation of Christmas! Something of a luxury these days… The time before Christmas seems to fly by now but when I was a child it seemed to take ages. Advent calendars helped pass the wait – and they were ‘just’ images. By the time chocolate ones came into fashion it […]

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