Monday, February 13, 2012

Love Not War

One of the items I first began collecting
on E bay were old valentines.
There are all kinds to collect depending on the time period.
I collected some sweet Whitney valentines
 from the turn of the century .

And then some funny ones from the 50's
which were the kind I shared with my friends at school.

But then I began to notice some interesting themes
on valentines shared during WWII.
There was a prevalent theme of soldiers, the military, patriotic and
even everyday situations like rationing.

Here are a few of the many I've collected.

Even the women soldiers were represented as "WAACCY"

All branches of the service are represented.
Here comes the Marines.

I love the valentines with moving parts.  
On this one the heart opens into a lace paper valentine.

These next two are very big. 
The soldiers in the back have a tab that can make them move.

This one has the soldier's sweetheart popping out
of the bushes.

These valentine's were just part of the history 
of the 1940's.
It's interesting to look back and see how things have changed

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Until Next Time-


  1. Great post Kyle. Love the Valentines.

  2. I wish I had saved Valentine's from when I was a child. I have thought of collecting them now but I have too much already that I collect.

  3. I love these vintage valentines!!
    Thanks for sharing them today

  4. They sure don't make them like they used to! Treasure them.

  5. What adorable Valentines! Thanks for sharing. I think I will send one to my Dad! He was Navy.