February Artifact of the Month

Happy Valentine’s Day


In honor of Valentine’s Day, please enjoy this 1920s card from when it cost just 1¢ to send your sweetheart a message.

Valentine’s Day cards began gaining popularity in England at the end of the 18th century and the embossed paper lace greetings were in the United States within 50 years. Cards were the main item exchanged before the mid-20th century when gifts started being given.



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