I recently read an article in Homes and Antiques magazine about vintage valentine card collections, it featured some really beautiful photos, and I felt inspired to search out some of my own. I’d never really thought about collecting vintage cards, but thinking about it I already have a collection of normal cards so it makes sense!!
After a quick search on eBay I was not disappointed, I fell in love with the cute animal drawings and the little jokey catchphrases which are slightly cheesy but really add to the character of the cards. They are very much of their time! There are some beautiful cards made with tissue paper patterns that fold out and parts that pop up – little works of art!! I was lucky enough to find a pop up Christmas card at a recent antique fair, so I’ll be making sure I’m on the look out for more at fairs to come!!
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