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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!!
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