Today, Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world and is greatly marketed and commercialized. But a little more than a century ago, the tradition was a little simpler.
We have looked through the New York Public Library’s digital archive, and have found some truly intriguing Valentine’s Day postcards.
Below, we select just a few of them to show you how beautiful and diverse these vintage cards were. Some of them may appear to feature illustrations that are a little odd for our taste, but it’s all good fun.
Today, we have a rather different idea of what makes a Valentine’s Day card special, and we love new, charming designs, like these adorable scratch-off cards.
Whether you’re more into vintage-style cards, or prefer the cards sold today, Valentine’s Day is still one of the loveliest, most romantic traditions that we can celebrate.
Scroll further to take a look at the most interesting and fun Valentine’s Day cards from over a century ago. Let us know what you think in the comments below!