ValentineFinally! 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.”

Five minute history link


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Victorian Valentines — 1 Comment

  1. The Victorians were creative. True art to last ages. Congrats on your blog Sandra. I look forward to reading.