"You've got a strange way of showing Love!" Never were those words more true than the strange LOVE portrayed in these vintage Valentines.
Personally, I find them quite funny but imagine if a child handed them out at school today!
They would probably be expelled immediately and charged with threatening or sexually harassing the other students.
Do you remember the joy of making your own Valentine box out of a shoe box?
We'd cover it with aluminum foil or construction paper then adorn it with doilies and glitter and hearts cut from construction paper.
The excitement you felt with the anticipation of having your box stuffed with little Valentine notes of LOVE!
My Mom made us give every child in our class a Valentine, including little Bobby with the Coke bottle glasses and the high water pants who picked his nose and passed gas in class. There was no use in protesting, Mom always said the same thing, "if you don't give one to everyone, you're not giving one to anyone". So we would pick out the Valentine with the least amorous sentiment for little Bobby with the Coke bottle glasses and the high water pants who picked his nose and passed gas in class, hoping he would not read anything into it. I probably gave him the one with the skunk!
Do children even make Valentine boxes anymore?
Probably not, they've probably gone the way of cupcakes on Birthdays and Christmas plays, how sad for our children.
I LOVED Valentines day as a child and I LOVED making my Valentine box every year, so it is no surprise that I LOVE finding all these sweet Vintage Valentines on PINTEREST. I have many more PINNED to my board if you would like to take a look. Thanks for stopping by today!
I'll be linking this to:
REDnesday at It's a Very Cherry World
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady
Alphabe Thursday for the Letter L at Jenny Matlocks