I Made a Pretty Valentine for You
Card verse –
Dear little friend,
I send you here
With heart sincere,
A loving line;
And it will be
A joy to me,
To get from you
Be My Valentine!
A Victorian Valentine’s Day card inspired my Bonnet Girl art. Thanks to the iPad, I no longer feel like a couch potato because I can draw and paint with my apps, anywhere. I completed this illustration on the sofa with the inkPad app, watching the Iowa Caucus [Feb. 1, 2016].
This card’s sentimental verse celebrates the beloved tradition of giving and receiving a valentine.
If you like vintage postcards, see a collection on my companion website Estate Trinkets & Treasures. Click the thumbnail, and it opens to a larger image with details about the card.
Pull out your scissors, colored paper, and glue and mail someone you love a valentine! Put a stamp on it!
Love Poetry for Mom
Inspired by the classic verse, “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue …” grandson Eric made a Valentine’s Day card for his mom during his frogs and snails stage, inscribed:
Roses are red, violets are blue. If you were a flower, I would pick you! -Love, Eric
Snooze Alarm for Valentine’s Day
If you don’t have a Valentine on Valentine’s Day, life can be a bore – a day to buy yourself chocolates and hit the “snooze” button.
As a child on Valentine’s Day, I loved sweetheart candy hearts. Not to eat, but to share with friends, stir the imagination, and giggle about throughout the day.
Quotable Valentine Candy
Popular sayings on NECCO Sweethearts candy –
- Kiss Me and Be Mine– 1902
- Dig Me– 1930s
- Fax Me – 1970s
- Let’s Do Lunch – 1990s
- Cool Cat and Purr fect – 2007
- Tweet Me and Text Me – 2010
My favorites were Kiss Me and Love U.
As well, I imagined a Stupid Cupid heart somewhere in a bag full of candy for those with a tale to tell, Valentine’s Day!