My Buddy Valentine: Retro Valentine’s to Make Your Heart Flutter

16149All images via www.vintagevalentinemuseum.com.

Do you remember your first valentine? I can recall the first one that really made an impression. During homeroom period in fifth grade, I eagerly collected classmates’ valentines in the shoe box I had festooned with glitter, paper doilies, and heart-shaped stickers. That year, Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were pretty big, but I was a Muppet Babies gal all the way. So, imagine my utter delight when Chris B. presented me with a Kermit the Frog stuffed toy from McDonald’s. I had to hand it to him, the kid knew how to win my heart.
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Memories are made and cherished every Valentine’s Day, but those that really stood out will always hold a special significance. A few years ago, fellow ModWriter Julie shared her own treasured scrapbook of vintage valentines. It’s easy to see why someone took such care to keep them close.

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Me? Well, I’m pretty sure Kermie’s still around somewhere in a box up in the attic, keeping it real. I’ll always remember how special he made me feel.

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What’s the story of your first or most memorable valentine?

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About Cindy

Pun intended. Cindy loves dreaming up witty quips and groan-worthy wordplay. In fact, you could say this girl just wants to have puns. As an avid fan of the written word and a librarian at heart, she also loves used bookstores, especially ones that harbor cats. Vintage clothing, cocktails, and ephemera are a few of her favorite things.

One Response to My Buddy Valentine: Retro Valentine’s to Make Your Heart Flutter

  1. mesycbt 02/12/2014 at 3:35 pm #

    My first Valentine memory is from the 1st grade. My teacher was having a Valentine’s day party. We were all making Valentine’s for our unsuspecting sweetheart. My sweetheart was Danny Witherspoon. As I was cutting out his heart, I thought to myself, “This is going to be the best Valentine’s Day ever! I attached pipe cleaners, tin foil to make it shiny, and crepe paper to add a little twist. Oh, how this was going to make him swoon! Needless to say, I never gave him my heart. I stomped on it and threw it away. Truth is…I had another love. A TRUE love in the waiting. Now that’s ador-ay!

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