Feb 9, 2010

Vintage Valentines

We're set for more rain in SoCal and this vintage Valentine is so apropos!  I have quite a collection of vintage digital Valentines.  I am gah-gah for the illustration style of this era: especially the use of colors  And, my affection for tweaking words is played out wonderfully in each Valentine jingle.

I hold dear the Valentine exchanges of my grammar school years.  I would take my collections home, separate the candy, and spread the cards out on my bedroom carpet for closer inspection.  In particular, I remember the 2 occasions when male admirers didn't give me the usual Valentine, but hastily placed a box of chocolates on my desk and slipped quickly back to their desk.  I remember seeing the other girls stealing a glance, some smiling with approval.  I felt pretty special.