Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Childhood Vintage Valentines

Hello Everyone! Welcome to this weeks segment of Vintage Thingies Thursday.

Thursday is the day to showcase your vintage treasures and to share your special things with everyone.

If you are visiting and would like to join us, please do. It is very easy! All you have to do is:
(1) do a post about something vintage.
(2) Visit all the participates and leave a comment.
(3) Link in with the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post.
(4) Be sure to refer back to my blog so everyone can see who is participating today, and if you like include the VTT button in your post. Please be sure to have your post up before linking in. Thanks so much.

This week, I want to share these found treasures with you. I discovered a box with lots of things I had saved from my childhood. If that makes me a pack-rat, well then, so be it. But when I opened the box and discovered what was inside...it brought a smile or two. It appears I saved things that were special or from special people and I was delighted the timing was right to share them with you, it being close to Valentine's day and all. Take a look at what I had tucked away!

I was delighted to find these two Valentines in the box. Funny thing is, I remember getting them in the mail and I kept them. I think the reason I kept them was because the image on the Valentines reminded me so much of the people they were from. Literally. See that Strong man? Well, it reminded me so much of the person it was from, you see he was always a "strong sorta" guy in my eyes....

Here are the backs of the cards....these were from my cousins David and Janna. We did not live close growing up, we always lived in different cities that were not close together at all and only saw each other maybe once a year. But we were as close as cousins could be despite the miles between us. We wrote letters, sent little trinkets in the mail and exchanged valentines....remembering those days of running to the mailbox to see if I had a letter from one of my cousins is always remembered with a fond heart. I am so very glad I kept these little cards...they did bring a smile or two along with some wonderful memories from my childhood and my cousins when I found them.

Here are some more of my vintage valentines I kept from grade school. I remember the little elephant Valentine, it has the name Scotty on the back...I think that was the boy I had a crush on in the 2nd grade...most likely why I kept it. LOL

I think these are really cute too. I like the little girls and especially the one with the little dog, which is a Hallmark Valentine.

Looking at these valentines from my childhood brings to mind taking a shoebox to school, cutting and pasting red and pink hearts on the outside and having a Valentine exchange at our class parties. Remember how everyone got a Valentine from each person in the class?

That was the good ole days....man...did I just say that? The good ole' days?....good grief....I AM that old!

Have a great week everyone....Don't forget to visit next Wednesday...I am hosting Love on Wednesdays for the month of February....Come on back and show some love this month!!


39 comments:

  1. how cool that you kept your old family cards - neat!

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  2. I love the cards! I was going to show Valentine's this week, but I am down to my left hand for a few days and the shutter button is on the right...ha! ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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  3. And I thought I saved everything! Thanks for the walk down memory lane, Suzanne.

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  4. They are GORGEOUS Suzanne...hahaha you're as bad (or good?) as me at keeping all your cards...& in shoe boxes too lol :)

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  5. What fun to find a forgotten box of goodies. Yes, I remember getting and giving valentines in grade school. I really enjoyed making the envelope the valentines went in. The teacher would have us go around to everyone's desk. You were not allowed to forget anyone but the special person of your dreams would get two or more to let him know you liked him.

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  6. What a really neat find and a special memory.
    Roberta Anne

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  7. I am glad to see you kept these---boy won't David be surprised---I remember those days with a great deal of fondness---cherished memories.

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  8. How very cute, these cards made me smile remembering the good old days.

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  9. Do you remember Scotty's last name? If so, you could look him up Facebook. I love seeing your valentines, Suzanne. I'm in the process of scanning old ones that I bought (for VTT) but this weekend I will be checking my boxes for any I've saved over the years.

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  10. Your valentines are so much better than mine! When I was teaching, I'd save the valentines the kids gave me and paste them to a big red or pink posterboard heart to use for classroom decorations. But I don't have any of my childhood valentines.
    I see you've gotten a spam comment. Have you gotten any before? I haven't, and I don't have word verification. Just curious.

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  11. That one with the puppy is really cute, but my favorite is the girl in the blue striped dress!

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  12. It's wonderful that you kept your cards..such sweet memories.

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  13. I love the story of you exchanging
    valentines with your cousins and
    remembering the fun it was to get
    valentines from the valentine box
    at school. Thanks for sharing the
    love! Swweet!

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  14. Suzanne,
    I have several of these same cards in my baby album. I do not wish to believe they are vintage though! :)

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  15. How wonderful to have these from your cousins...so many people do not save cards and the like and one day, they will regret it. I think it is wonderful you saved them.

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  16. Oh, I love your Valentine's...and I certainly do remember Valentine's Day at school- give a card to everyone and you had to take from everyone-even the yucky boys! :)

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  17. What cute cards! I love finding things like that that I've kept.

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  18. Hi Suzanne~
    You have no idea how many memories those cards of yours brought back to me! I SO remember getting cards just like them! In fact, now that I think about it, I may just have some saved, too. I've kept the biggest box of cards and letters from as far back as 1975...I'll have to check them out today. This was such a fun post to read...THANK YOU!

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  19. Thanks Suzanne - looks like things are working great now - no ugly spam! Yuck! ~~Kelly

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  20. Oh Suzanne! I recognize every one of those Valentines! Gosh it makes me feel warm and cozy inside! I just loved Valentines Day at school and the Parties we would have at the end of the day! Did you ever decorate a box each year for everyone to put inside? Oh to be a kid again for a day!
    Thank you for reminding me of great memories!
    blessings, angie

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  21. I love old valentines. It's so great that you kept them!

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  22. Great that you kept some of those valentines. Yes I remember exchanging valentines in elementary school!

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  23. What great Valentine's cards, and how fun to find them tucked away. Kind of like receiving cards from your "cusins" again this year. laurie

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  24. I remember the decorated shoebox, and how everyone got a card from everyone. No one was left out.

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  25. How I love Valentine's. These are wonderful!
    This is my first VTT's and I want to say Thank you for hosting and allowing me to participate :0).
    Have a fantastic day!

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  26. Great collection. Lucky you that they were saved! When you're a kid, you usually don't think of saving things like that - especially when you're a tomboy like I was!

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  27. These really are treasures. I've never been a saver, and it's totally my loss! Pack ratting is a good thing, when you have memories like this to share.

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  28. This leaves me wanting to ask...will you "Be My Valentine"?

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  29. You are taking me way back to a time I had almost forgotten.
    Thanks for the memories.

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  30. I always loved Valentine's Day at school. Making my valentine box is one of my favorites memories. Getting a valentine from a boy named Kevin in the fourth grade was a dream come true! Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and hosting this linkup.

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  31. suzanne - my first visit here via my friend Rechelle's blog. love your thursday post, and those adorable valentines. how sweet that you've kept them all this time. I have a lot of vintage thingies... most of them I bought new... as I suppose am now vintage. I hope to join you next week... thanks for the walk down memory lane... i loved it! Dixie

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  32. Second comment of the day!
    I just remembered I have to link up. Blogging is not for the forgetful or maybe it is because you can write it all down.
    Off to see everyone Vintage Thingies
    Roberta Anne

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  33. Oh Suzanne...if you are a packrat, then you are the best kind...I wonder what became of Scotty? This is just the sweetest little vintage
    things post ever! ;-) Bo

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  34. I sure enjoyed seeing all your "vintage" (I know just what you mean when we find ourselves using that word for our childhood treasures!) Valentines!
    What made them all so special is that you kept them and remember things about them! Too much fun!
    Wonderful post!
    Blessings to You!
    Claudia O.

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  35. Aw.... I forgot about the boxes we would decorate and even the kid that despised you the most had to send you one!

    Valentines then weren't as movie oriented and commercial as today. Sad.

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  36. I save cards too have a large box full, especially those from my children.Going through them recently I found precious memories.
    Roslyn

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  37. I wish the two persons mentioned in your blog were aware of this. I am sure they would be very pleased that you featured them on your blog.

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Suzanne

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