Valentine Card Quotes
Old, new, funny and beautiful cards. Also a selection of Valentine card quotes.
Be My Valentine?
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Valentine Love Letters
Above pictures by Sassydeb.
What did the valentine card say to the stamp?
Mike walked into a post office just before Valentine's day, he couldn't help noticing a middle-aged, balding man standing in a corner sticking "Love" stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them. Then the man got out a bottle of Channel perfume from his pocket and started spraying scent over the envelopes.
By now Mike's curiosity had got the better of him, and so I asked the man why he was sending all those cards. The man replied, "I'm sending out 500 Valentine cards signed, 'Guess who?'"
"But why?" asked Mike.
"I'm a divorce lawyer," the man replied.
The cards describe the trials Victorian lovers faced A collection of Valentine cards and letters describing the trials and tribulations of Victorian lovers has been uncovered by an historian. The cards, which feature lace, cherubs and declarations such as "my heart is yours forever", were found at the Glamorgan Archives. One series of letters sees a young man announce his engagement in one only to retract it, citing "money matters".
The archive is opening its new home to the public in the spring of 2010. Archivist Heather Mountjoy said the cards were all hand-made and in a very different style to modern cards, lacking hearts or much red decoration. Her search also unearthed some letters describing the trials and tribulations of young love.
In a series of letters in a collection from the Edmondes family of Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, a friend of Miss Charlotte Edmondes writes to tell her of his engagement. However Thomas Deere Salmon was not successful in his attempt to marry on this occasion.
Letters reveal how one man called off his engagement Ms Mountjoy said, 'In the letters sent in 1865, Thomas announces his engagement to a Miss Adelaide Gorton, but unfortunately for Thomas, in his next letter he gives Charlotte the news that the engagement is off, citing "money matters", as the reason.'
The account was written sometime before 1886.
Ms Mountjoy added, 'The cards and letters give a great insight into love in the Victorian age and shows how our ancestors had the same troubles as us when it comes to finding romance.'
Glamorgan Archive opened its new base in the Leckwith area of Cardiff, Wales in spring 2010.
An Optometrist's* Funny Valentine Card
* Optometrists are trained professionals who examine eyes, test sight, give advice on visual problems, and prescribe and dispense spectacles or contact lenses. They were known as ophthalmic opticians.
The Royal Mail has revealed images of what is thought to be the world's most expensive Valentine's day card. Dating back to 1790, the intricately designed Valentine filled with heartfelt messaging would fetch up to £4,000 if auctioned today. It is currently housed at the British Postal Museum and Archive - and they have no plans of selling the card. The card is a handmade puzzle which unfolds to reveal poetic messages - a far cry from the short notes written in today's Valentine's cards.
On the outside of the card,
the inscription reads:
Patrick O'Neill, from Royal Mail, commented, "This year Royal Mail will be delivering over 12 million Valentine's cards but probably none as romantic as the verse written inside here. Although the Valentine card is a valuable piece - we would never dream of selling it as can you really put a price on true love?"
Aidan, a young man, was looking for a greeting card just before February 14th. He searching unhurriedly for just the right card and he found one that impressed him greatly. It read, 'To my one true love, the most beautiful woman in all the world.'
'This is truly heartfelt,' Aidan commented to the shopkeeper. 'It is the message that any woman would love to receive. ... I'll take five.'
Incidentally, salesmen say that Valentine's Day cards are second only to Christmas cards, moreover 1 billion cards are bought every year, 80% by women.
Question: What did the Valentine card say to
There's no danger of 88-year-old Harry Ward forgetting his wife Doris's Valentine's Day card - the couple still use the same one he bought her 70 years ago.
When 17-year-old Harry Ward presented his sweetheart Doris with a Valentine's Day card as he boarded a train to join the wartime effort on 14th February, 1941, he must have been fairly confident his affections would be requited. After all the couple had been dating since they met in a Bristol café three months earlier. Little can he have imagined that 70 years on, not only would he still be happily married to Doris, but that every year she would present him with the very same card he gave her at the railway station that Valentine's day.
Now the card is set to make another appearance on the couple's mantelpiece as Mrs Ward, 87, dusts it off in time the celebrations.
'I bring it out of the cupboard and put it on our mantelpiece every Valentine's Day,' she said. 'It's as special to me now as it was 70-years-ago. Harry has never bought me one since, because I have this one every year.'
The couple married in 1942 so Will and Guy have discovered; and they went on to have two daughters, two granddaughters and four great grandchildren. They had met in a café in November 1940 after Mrs Ward, who was in domestic service, had missed her bus home.
Mr Ward, now 88, told us, 'I knew Doris was the one for me the moment I met her. It was a heck of a night during the Blitz, but at least it meant we met each other. I gave her the Valentine's card then and she is still my Valentine now.'
Mrs Ward's card which reads, "Two hearts entwine this Valentine. True love makes it sincere"
In addition we were told, 'The secret to our happy marriage is that we never go to bed without a kiss goodnight. We are as still in love as the day he first gave me this card.'
From the sublime (above) to the ridiculous (right). Just to complete the effect I left the naff chipboard background on the Tesco 'value' Valentine Card.
Way back when Will and Guy were teachers, circa 1978, Tesco's quality control went through a bad patch. As ever, children are the first to invent a new insults. When our pupils' friends or should I say, their enemies had a nice new present, they would label it a 'Tesco reject'.
Pupil A : Hey look at my flashy new iPod
Not being good enough for Tesco was the ultimate insult back in 1970's, interestingly, Tesco have turned their image and now they are perceived as the best for value. However, the above funny Valentine's day card reminds us of that era.
On an Allied Topic: Christmas Card Trivia
How to stop people from bugging you about getting married
Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, 'you're next.' They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.
Happiness in Marriage
To be happy with your husband, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a wife, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
My funny Valentine
Is your figure less than Greek?
But don't change a hair for me
Is your figure less than Greek?
But don't change a hair for me
By Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
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