Friday, February 12, 2010

Sweetheart Story and Vintage Valentines

In honor of Valentine's Day, Joan at Anything Goes Here is putting on a Vintage Valentine Card Party. I'm going to share a few I have around here.
This one actually looks double exposed in person. Apparently they had printing problems back then too.These two were found in my grandmother's things years ago. They are both signed and dated on the back. One is 1922 and the other 1925. They are in frames and displayed on our piano.I received the sweetest Valentine's gift from my dear husband a few days early this year. It was a wonderful, simple gift from the heart. A letter written to our local newspaper, sharing a little about our lives, and they chose to publish it.I'm still on Cloud 9. Who can ask for a better gift than to be appreciated by the ones you love?

Feel free to copy these images to use for your Valentines Day crafts, and have a wonderful Valentine's Day.
Blessings,
Marcia
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13


46 comments:

Tracy said...

How sweet of your DH to write about your life together and what an honor to be published by the newspaper! I'm sure there will be many wives who are green with envy over that one. ;)

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing these Marcia. I love vintage Valentines. They are simple and lovely. I may have to borrow one of your images tomorrow for my blog.

LLJ said...

that is a wonderful gift!
Pretty valentines too : )
Leanne

Julie Harward said...

Sweet images every one! I love old cards, i have my parents love letters and treasure them. How sweet for your hubbie to do that...that is just awesome! You have a great Valentines day and come say hi when you can :D

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

What a wonderful gift from your husband.

Thanks for sharing your valentines with us.

And thank you for taking the time to participate in the party. xo Joan

Christine said...

Your Valentine's weekend is certainly off to a lovely start! How romantic! I love that the vintage Valentine cards were your grandmother's!
Blessings,
Christine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow,Marsha!
That is a really neat gift from Hubby, he must love you so much! I love those vintage cards too, they are so much neater than the ones made today. Happy Valentines Day, Cindy

Sandy said...

Cupid in the mirror is wonderful...
nice collection.

http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

Shirley... said...

Awww.. that is really sweet! Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Andrea said...

Blessings, andrea

Postcardy said...

It's nice you have some of your grandmother's cards. The hostess is really cute.

Sue said...

Hi Marcia, I'm finally getting a break to visit everyone I've missed over the past month or so. Things have been a bit chaotic on this end! I love all of your vintage valentines. How neat to have some that belonged to your grandmother. I will have to go back into your past posts to see what else you've been up to. I hope to have more time to visit again soon. Enjoy Valentine's Day with your schweetie!
:-) Sue

Nan said...

Happy Valentine's Day and I enjoyed the post on the IRS and having to prove you really did have that many kids. Come visit me in Retired in Alaska.

Sandy said...

Marcia,
Thanks for sharing these great cards! I just love the first one! Happy Valentines Day!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

what darling little valentine cards :)

Mira said...

So sweet of your husband!

Loveley valentine cards!

I Wish you a happy valentins day.

Hugs from Mira in Norway.

Cathrines Kreative Hjørne said...

Dear Marcia,
How wonderful Valentine cards, and what a great husband you have! My husband has his birthday on 14th of February, so we are going out for a treat this afternoon!

Have a lovley Valentine!

Hugs,
Cathrine :-)

Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous Valentine's gift from your hubby! Great pictures, too. Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

What a wonderful gift from your husband.
You are right-
who can ask for a better gift than to be loved and appreciated by family.

I enjoyed visiting,

Laura

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a wonderful gift from your husband! Your vintage valentines are true treasures. They sure don't make them like that anymore. So sweet! On another note, guess who is in Kuwait giving motivational speeches? Nick Vujicic. Our 11th and 12th graders got to go see him today at one of the colleges. Wish I had known -- I would have gone along with them, but apparently it was all planned very last minute. Wishing you a day filled with love and friendship. Blessings, Tammy

Judi said...

Very nice you have Valentine's that belonged to your Grandma ~ and even nicer is that Hubby of yours ~ I'd be on Cloud 9 too! Beautiful cards! Happy Valentine's Day! Judi

She'sSewPretty said...

What a wonderful gift from your hubby! That is something you can cherish forever!!
♥Happy Valentine's Day♥

Short and Sweet said...

Your cards are adorable and your husband is very thoughtful.

Sylvia said...

What a beautifu collection you have and thank you so much for letting us use your images.

Happy Valentines Day,
Sylvia

Creative Breathing said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful Valentine collection. The first is so special for me because my husband has been a flight attendant for over 30 years! Your blog is just lovely. I especially enjoyed the dollhouse post. All good things to you this Valentine's Day! Elizabeth

outdoor.mom said...

Amen!! Great verse and awesome valentines :-) Happy Valentines Day Marcia!

Susan B said...

Very pretty Valentines! What a sweet gift from your husband too. Have a lovely Valentine's Day!

unexpected Necessities said...

Thanks for sharing these great valentines! I love them all!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Now that I am thoroughly confused, I am guessing your birthday is in August??? :) Happy half birthday to you! Most of the recipes of days gone by call for so much shortening -- which I never use. I actually didn't use any recipe from the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook -- found my sugar cookie icing recipe in a little Winnie the Pooh cookbook I have. First time I made an icing that hardened nicely and therefore could be transportable. Hope you are having a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by. Blessings, Tammy

My name is PJ. said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful post, Marcia. Thanks for sharing the vintage Valentines too. I love me some vintage.

I wish that you had not made the font on the bible verse smaller. I wish you would go into edit and make it either normal size or larger than the rest. For people like you and me. And whomever may not have been exposed to the word before. (There is always someone new to it._ xo

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a wonderful Story ~ I bet the article will be Treasured forever...

Beverly said...

Oh, what a sweet Valentines gift. Won't you share what he wrote with us...since it is already published. Cute Valentines. I have some somewhere from my 5th or 6th grade exchange. What a treasure to have 2 of your grandmothers from the 1920's.
Love your new banner with your kids.

Melanie said...

What a thoughtful husband you have!
Your valentines are beautifully displayed, and the frames are perfect for them. :)
Thank you for your comment, and following my blog.
Have a great day.

mommyx12 said...

Those are gorgeous pictures. How fun about the little letter your hubby wrote. That is so thoughtful. I think it is wonderful that you have those valentine cards that was your grandmothers.

Cheryl said...

Marcia,

I KNEW I'd visited you before! I remember seeing the photo of all your BEAUTIFUL children!!! I see your oldest son and often imagine Daniel at 20...a MAN! = )

I've got to sit with a cup of tea and spend some time here! = ) Love your collections of lovely things!

Cheryl

alice said...

What a swell Honey! I love the story and the cards. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
smiles, alice

Cindy at her Country Home said...

Hello Marcia, thanks for you lovely comment on my blog for my Valentine present. What a lovely cards you present in this post, I fell now in love! And when I scroll down on your blog I saw the beautiful hearts, I can only say WOW! Thank you for sharing and wish you a very nice day! Winter and heart greetings from Cindy - Snowy Holland

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Very sweet! I enjoyed the old fashioned valentines too.

reanaclaire said...

hi..greetings to u..such lovely valentine's gifts u received from your loved ones...

Heidi said...

Hope you had a very loving Valentine's Day Marcia! I just mentioned to another blogger how I love these vintage cards. I wish they made beautiful cards like this nowadays. How exciting that an article about your family is going to be published in the paper.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Miss Sandy said...

How precious for your sweet one to share his appreciation and love of you with the world! I would say you truly are blessed!

Rhonda said...

Hello Marcia!
Thank-you for visiting my blog! I had to come see yours, My you have a lovely blog, beautiful children and A wonderful husband! That was so sweet of him to write about yur life for the newspaper!

I love the vintage Valentine cards, I have some too from my husbands mother, I am going to have to hunt for them now! I like how you framed them, I may have to copy that idea!

I would like to make another quilt soon, but my little girls take up a lot of my time...well that is my excuse anyway, I really should just go for it and get another quilt going. The quilt ,you saw on my blog, is a queen size. I don't think I will make another one that big again, I think I'll stay with the full size. Easier to handle.
I Hope you will check out my blog again. I am new at this "Blogging".
Have a blessed week!
Rhonda

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh goody! I love seeing all your vintage Valentine's Cards, Marcia- I was hoping you had more!
What a sweet thing for your Hubby to do... it sounds like he's a keeper!

Manuela@TPOH said...

That was a sweet and creative present from your DH! How wonderful that the newspaper published it!!

I love the images on old cards. They're so charming and innocent!

Manuela

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Beautiful vintage pieces and so precious because they were from your grandmother!

Beach Vintage said...

I love vintage valentines cards. Hope you had a great day.