Tuesday, January 29, 2013

REDNESDAY



I LOVE Valentine's Day! For the graphics, mind you, not for the love or the flowers or the candy (but candy is good!). Vintage Valentine cards do have the best graphics, colors, and subjects.


I think I have more Valentine graphics saved on my flash drive than any other holiday.


I mean, Christmas graphics are a blast, but the subject matter in a way is limited. (Santa, snow, Christmas trees, etc.)

Valentine cards can use any picture - just slap on a heart and you're good to go!



And some of the clever/wacky sayings that those card creators came up with!

When I'm crafting, it's sooo hard to decide which picture to use for each craft. Isn't it great?




22 comments:

Shirley Hatfield said...

The little girl at the top writing on the wall is so cute! I saved that same pic...it reminds me of my granddaughter Alena writing on her mother's walls. Of course she is just "expressing her creativity" according to her too lenient mother. lol!

Lesa said...

I love valentines too! And they almost always have red! I've been placing scanned copies of my own collected valentines on my blog. So, if you get a chance to stop by, feel free to snag them for your collection.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love all the old valentines that have the wacky sayings on them. I remember as girl trying to decide who would get what card. I also love the vintage sweetheart valentines! Thanks for hosting Rednesday!
hugs, Linda

My Shabby Chic Home said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Have a nice day!
Lorena

GardenofDaisies said...

These are all very sweet. I love the vintage illustrations and sentiments best. The ones they make now are not as fun.

ThrifterSisters said...

Oh my gosh, I love vintage Valentines! I agree that the graphics are so cute and clever. Thanks so much for sharing them. I never get tired of looking.

Erica

Jann Olson said...

Sue, I love Valentine the graphics and fun sayings on vintage Valentines too! What cute ones you showed today! Thanks for hosting.
hugs,
Jann

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sue,
You have some really adorable vintage Valentine's!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love the vintage Valentine's cards. These are so sweet.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Denise Marie said...

You are so super talented with your Val art. I can just imagine how much fun you are having creating! I still need to gather my package for ya...will let ya know when it is finally heading out the door.

Hazel said...

So many pretty and charming reds! My faves are the ones of the birds/seeds and the valentine oar not :)

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Wow, you have so many great graphics! I can see why it's hard to pick!
Karen

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

I, too, love older Valentines. Especially the cute ones with fun plays on words like the Needle and Sew Valentine. My grandchildren and I LOVE those kinds of funny word plays. Thanks for another lovely Rednesday.

vintage grey said...

These are all so sweet!! Love the cute girl in the yellow dress!! Have a great day! xo Heather

Mary Clark said...

The graphics are absolutely adorable, my printer's not working and I'm so frustrated not being able to print any. Thanks for hostessing the party!

Mary

Mary said...

Love vintage valentines!! Happy Rednesday, thanks for hosting!

Curtains in My Tree said...


I have always loved valentine cards, remember the days when we decorated a shoe box and took it to school for friends to put cards in it for us?

Lola said...

Totally agree- vintage Valentine cards are the best!

Many thanks for hosting this great meme!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

I love Valentines the best. Thanks for the graphics!
xoxo,
Dorothy

Patti said...

Hi Sue - thank you sooooo much for the very darling valentine card. I love how you did the inside of it, too. I really appreciate you joining my swap. You helped to make it so special. Thank you!!!!

VintageBettys said...

Thank you for all of the sweet graphics :)

✿Carol✿ said...

Those sappy sayings on some of the vintage cards are THE BEST! So excited to link up to your REDnesday tomorrow, Sue!