Several years ago, I shared some classroom Valentines from my childhood. A good number of those were unused Disney-themed Valentines, which I had saved for years.
Last year, I shared some vintage Valentine cards from a scrapbook my mom had made, back in the 1950s.
Today, I'm sharing some Valentine cards from the 60s, 70s and 80s, which were sent by members of my family.
This first one is from the 1960s and was sent to my brother, from our grandmother.
The back of the card is fully printed with graphics, and includes the name of the company that manufactured it, which was "Buzza."
These next two are both "Hallmark" cards from the 1970s, and were sent to me by my grandparents.
These next two were sent to me by my aunt and uncle. This first one is from the 1970s.
I'm not sure of the decade for this card. It could have been the late 1970s, but I'm thinking it could have also been the early 1980s. It included three folded panels, but is shown here, unfolded:
I found two more Disney-themed Valentines, which I had not previously posted here on the blog. As a child, I selected these from my box of "classroom" Valentines, to give to my mom.
This is another card that I gave to my mom when I was very young. The rabbit on this one is flocked, meaning that it's "fuzzy" to the touch.
And here is yet another bunny-themed Valentine for "Mother."
This card was given to my mom, by my brother. It was sold as a blank card, with no printed sentiment inside....you had to write your own! For some reason, I really like the graphics on this card.
There is a 1980 copyright date on the back of the card.
Here's another one that I am not sure about the decade. It could be from the seventies, but it could also be from the early eighties. This one was sent to my brother, by my aunt and uncle.
And in case you don't think clowns on a Valentine card are scary (which I happen to think clowns on anything, are ALWAYS scary), take a look at this Valentine. Something about these graphics....specifically the little girl, are a little creepy. This card was given to my mom, by my great-grandmother. My mom was already an adult at this point, but I remember my grandparents complaining at times, that it was difficult to find greeting cards that were more appropriate for "adult" grandchildren. Apparently, I forgot to scan the inside of this card, because I couldn't find it in my files.
I hope everyone has a very happy Valentine's Day!