An Old Louisville Victorian Valentine for you!
of a century ago:
Tis a Heart of Pansy Bloom All made of thoughts sublime .......... Will't be
"This little tribute which I send I hope you will receive and keep it for
the sake of one who never will decieve."
" The Rose is thought of Love
divine. Oh be thou my Valentine"
May every blessing thee attend
And cloudless heavens o'er thee bend
Never shall this heart of mine
Turn its love away from thine
Here's to those who love us - If we only cared.
Here's to those we'd love -
If we only dared!
(Lace and pop-up cards were the rage in the 1890's!)
LOVE TOKEN TO MY
VALENTINE--Have I but fancied in those bright eyes I saw the light of a secret
rise? a secret so sweet, my heart would ring, If I guessed it with joy like a
gladsome spring." (1901)
Delightful unsigned Valentine's card from the 1890s.
(It was considered bad
luck to sign a Valentine!.)
"To my Valentine. As a slight token of esteem accept these lines from
me; so plain and simple , they do seem unworthy such as thee -- but soon these
traced lines will face and disappear -- 'tis their doom; May you, unlike them,
be arrayed in perpetual bloom."
Victorian times, the symbolism of flowers was widely understood. A lady
could read a bouquet as easily as a verse.
To learn what the flowers meant, we recommend the
wouldn't want to say something silly, would you?)
Read a barely
fictionalized account of a Louisville-area children's Valentine's Party of
the 1890's by Annie Fellows Johnston
show your beloved that you care!
Make your own Valentine's Candy
using original Victorian recipes!
VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL!
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