We’re kicking off the month of love in this series by presenting to you five vintage Valentine’s Day greeting cards from the old days!
Valentine’s Day, nay, perhaps even the entire month of February, is often associated with all things lovely – reds and pinks, roses, chocolates, hearts, and everything else that society has deemed romantic. It’s a Hallmark holiday, one where people send lots of presents and cards to their special someone. However, love is a huge concept and as such, everybody tends to interpret it differently. Sure, there are those that remind us of what we’ve been accustomed to, but then there are others that are simply… uncommon. Just take a look at these cards that we’ve stumbled upon on Pinterest!
“You sure suit my taste, my valentine” is indeed a sweet copy. That is until you see the illustration that accompanies it.
It’s a witty copy, yes, but we’re not so sure if your beloved would appreciate a card with drawing of a hotdog on it – unless he or she’s a huge fan of it, maybe.
This card gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “tough love,” doesn’t it?
One thing we’ve noticed about these Valentine cards is that there are so many that take common messages and interpret them literally – like I’ll never be false to you, valentine paired with a drawing of dentures, For you, valentine, I’d move heaven and Earth with a photo of Wonder Woman holding a model of the Earth, and Need a little spooning? with an illustration of a bottle of medicine and a spoon walking side by side. What’s originally a thoughtful message easily turns to something that has a new meaning altogether – just look at the card above!
Finally, one for the members of the lonely hearts’ club! It’s rather a demeaning card, though.
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