Vintage Valentine’s Day Greetings

Posted February 13, 2015 by Amanda | No Comment

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Will you be sending a Valentine to a special someone?


If you need a little bit of inspiration, check out these Valentine’s Day greetings from the early 20th century:

Will You Be Mine?


Library of Congress, 1919

To My Valentine


Library of Congress, 1919

Funny Valentine


National Library of Norway, c.1900

Say You’ll Be Mine

“Pray Sweetheart, send me just a line to say you’ll be my Valentine.”


Library of Congress, 1890


If you are stumped on what to write for a Valentine Greeting, Western Union had a variety of messages for you to select and send as a telegram. All it took was a check in a box!


Smithsonian Institution, 1939 (click to zoom)

Have you discovered old Valentine’s Day cards for your relatives? What sweet messages did they say? Share them with us in the comments below!

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