Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

I love Vintage Valentines. I've been collecting them for a while now.. thought I'd share some with you today. What is it about them that is just so sweet? To think I didn't even save my own as I was growing up... grrr... Now I just adore them.

Just pretend your sitting in class at your desk digging though the Valentine box you made earlier in the week. Oh... the excitement of it all. We always got to go to the gym for hot dogs and ice cream after we opened our box of Valentines in the classroom.

I have a couple other memories of Valentines day that sick out in my mind. First I remember doing Valentines with the boys when they were little.. especially when they were just learning to write their name. We would have to start DAYS in advance and do little at a time because it took them so long to write their name each time... ( plus.. picking out which Valentine would do to who) lol. My other ..most precious memory of Valentines day is the fact that my Dad would always buy my mom the most "over the top" heart shaped Valentine box of chocolates. I mean it was like he just walked down the isle at the store and grabbed the most beautiful box on the shelf , never looked that the price .. and just knew it's what he was getting for her.

I'd love to hear what you did on Valentine day as a child......pretty please?














HAPPY VALENTINES DAY FRIENDS!



15 comments:

Deb S. said...

oh i love all your vintage valentines! i wish i had saved mine too! we did the same as you in school,decorate a box,usually a shoe box and set them on a table in the front of the classroom for everyone to admire your beautiful work you did on it and then "wait" for the party in the afternoon. oh the anticipation of what kind of valentine you would get from someone special! ;) sweet memories....

Judy B said...

Happy Valentines to You too Vicki!!! I love your vintage valentines...Bring back lots of great memories of going through each valentine when I would get home from school. I used to love that!!!

Elaine said...

I could look at those over and over! There is indeed something very special and even intriguing about vintage Valentines! I looked forward to making our own little Valentine Mailboxes at school - and the little party with pretty napkins, cookies, and punch. Didn't like the cupcakes though...not sure why. But I like cupcakes NOW! lol
Happy Valentine's Day Vicki! :)

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Those are so sweet, Vic! What fond memories they bring back!

Susan said...

Thanks for taking me down memory lane! And I love the vintage Valentines. I, like you, never saved the ones from growing up - oh how I wish I had those now!My fav VD memory has to be the one when my third child/second daughter was born in 1980. At his first sight of her, my dh called her a little sweetheart and that's what she has been.
Have a very sweet day!
Susan

stevendeah said...

These are all so cute! Why do we give/throw away stuff like that? =) There are so many things I wish I would've kept from my childhood!! Thought you would like to know, I picked up a little book (size of coloring book) (by golden books, I believe) in target that was punch-out vintage valentines w/ raised flock...they were adorable and my dd had so much fun fixing them for others!
And I LOVE your take on yesterday's sketch...wow! =)

DeniseLynn said...

Ahhh yes It's my favorite day of the year. Yippeee! And Vicki those vintage valentines are soooo sweet. I simply adore them. Where did you find the paper to cover your little mailbox? So cute!

Paben said...

I love my little valentine you gave me!I think I kept all mine until we moved! I have some vintage ones I collect also!I went to country school,so we made A box or holder for our valentines and the teacher delivered them all to your container then we all got to open them and Thank Each Other!She always brought us A little candy also!

Jessica said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Vicki! I love your vintage Valentine cards, they're so sweet. My mom always helped us make our Valentine cards when we were little. She had a special pink Valentine box (a large shirt box from the department store) filled with doilies, stickers, pink and red construction paper, and glitter that she would bring out every year for my sisters and I to use. It's a little shabby now, but she still has that box with Valentine stuff in it. Mom's such a sentimentalist!

TattingChic said...

Those Vintage Valentines are so adorable! Thank you for sharing them! That was fun. Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Sharon in NE said...

I love those cards!!! My childhood memory: favorite part of Valentine's day at school was making the box, especially if I could make it at home. The box I remember most vividly was one in which I created a mail box out of shoe boxes and cardboard, covered it with paper, bling, etc. I'm sure I was probably up until midnight on the 13th working on it! (some things never change)

rose said...

oh you have some darn pretty Valentines here, Oh so wished I had saved mine from my childhood,what was we thinking throwing them away!

Elly said...

To late to wish you a haapy Valentines day, but I enjoyed your post! Owww all those beautiful vintage cards are yummie!!! When I was young (well...youngER!) we didn't celebrate Valentines day here in the Netherlands. The last few years more and more people participate this day, but most of the dutch people are so sober and think it's just big business for the shopkeepers and won't spend any money on it. Owww.... so unromantic! My love gave me a yummie box of chocolate yesterday and a sweet card. He's not so romantic, so it was extra nice!

Linda Barutha said...

Vintage Valentines are awesome! One of my most memorable valentines days was when I was home sick, about 15 years old and my mom had just rubbed Vick's on my throat and wrapped my neck in a steamed towel. Right then, my new boyfriend came to the door with a card and box of chocolates for me. I was dying of embarrassment!!! But, I'll never forgot how awesome it felt for someone to surprise you like that. That is the ONLY valentine box of chocolates I have EVER received. And that's good, because I love the memory:)

MJ said...

Great vintage Valentines! I never had memorable Valentines and, by university, me and my girlfriends called it VD because it had such negative connotations!