A Flowering of Affection

Victorian Valentines

Valentine’s day is coming, so it’s better I start posting something about it. And I found something nice about it: A Flowering of Affection: A
Victorian Valentine Cards at the Lilly Library. A selection of nineteenth century Valentine cards,
from the sentimental to the comic.
The history of Valentine’s cards, images of cards and more images of fancy cards for girls. I hope this starts to inspire you.

Valentine’s Day is a holiday with a long history. Though it bears a saint’s name, its origins seem more firmly rooted in pagan celebrations of the beginning of spring than in the history of its martyred namesakes. Valentine’s Day traditions are wide-ranging, but have long involved the exchange of some love token or small gift with one’s valentine. In 18th century England and North America, these exchanges often took the form of hand-made valentine cards. By the 19th century, these traditions expanded. Home-made cards were widely replaced by commercially produced valentine cards, and the cards were sent not only to one special valentine, but often to a wider circle of friends and relations.

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6 Responses to A Flowering of Affection

  1. Manuel says:

    “It was not I, that killed Medusa diz: como vai o teu romance bloguesco com a bibi?”

  2. Bibi says:

    Hein? O quê? 😀 Agora estou confusa.

  3. Manuel says:

    ahah, o “medusa” é um amigo meu, que te admira e que sabe que dás atenção ao meu blog, daí ter dito aquilo 🙂

  4. Manuel says:

    só uma curiosidade: o “medusa”, o jorge, ripa imensos filmes na net, foi ele que ripou o “alice” que tens no cinematógrafo 🙂

  5. Bibi says:

    Ah… 🙂
    É o Jorge do zombie? Outro Jorge?
    Fala para ele que eu não o conheço mas eu o amo só pelo fato dele colocar esses filmes on-line.

  6. Manuel says:

    É outro. O jorge diz que se tiveres pedidos especiais a fazer, para lhe escreveres para o mail, diz que também tem “cinema marginal” (e ele é português..), eis o mail: cradle73@hotmail.com

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