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I hope everyone has a lovely Valentine's Day. When I was a child in the '40s, Valentine's Day was my favorite school celebration with our decorated Valentine's boxes. My children and grandchildren said they remember decorating white bakery sacks for the Valentine exchange. Several years ago my husband and I bo't up a supply of old greeting cards and Valentines from a no-longer-in-business drug store. Do you remember the old "penny" valentines? We picked up a couple of cellophane wrapped boxed of glittery 2x3 valentines with quaint little messages, probably from the 60s. I've been sending them to my grandchildren, some of whom have saved them each year and put them in scrapbooks or memory boxes. Such fun for me, and I hope memories for them in future years.
Some of those quaint messages:
picture of a cute little sailor boy, "It's plain to SEA, I've gone Overboard for you, Valentine"
picture of a toy top, "Valentine, you've got me in a SPIN, 'cause I think you're TOPS."
picture of an Eskimo child, "SNOW secret, Valentine, ICE crazy about you."
Happy Valentines Day!