Finally! My first blog post! While it’s not Valentine’s day, I thought you might be interested in this little tidbit I found while researching Victorian Valentines. In the third book of the Spencer Series, my heroine makes her own valentines.
Here’s what I found!
Rather than purchase a ready-made valentine, some Victorians assembled original valentines from materials purchased at a stationer’s shop: lace, bits of mirror, bows and ribbons, seashells and seeds, gold and silver foil appliques, silk flowers, and cliched printed mottoes like “Be Mine” and “Constant and True.”