I Know It's Far From Valentine's Day But...

These are the best vintage valentine cards I've ever seen. I found them last year and gave most of them away. It was hard for me to part with some of them, so if you got one, feel loved. As embarrassing as it is for me to publicly state why I kept them, I will do it anyway. Besides, we know what happens when you embarrass yourself-- you make an emb-arr-ASS out of you and me (or just me). I kept these four because I want to give them to either my future husband (or a special boyfriend, I guess) or my future kids -- whichever comes first. Ha! Ha! In the order of my life, husband always precedes kids (no matter how many times I might marry). My favorite says (these must be read in a 1920s reporter type voice -- quick, short, and usually monotone with little inflection; however, the last word is sometimes drawn out):

There goes my heart like a jet for you [insert future husband's name here]!


Anonymous ian said...

Those are adorable.

July 28, 2006 10:15 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

HA! Personally, I like the "Whoosh! You'd like me." That's usually how I feel about people I'd want to be my Valentine. We're usually acquaintances/friends, and he has no idea I like him, but I won't tell him because I'm pretty positive he doesn't like me. And I don't get why because I know he'd just LOVE me!!!

And as far as the cards go, don't be embarrassed. I have a card I'm saving for my future . . . whatever. But when that day comes when I can give the card to him, it'll be great. He and I will laugh and laugh because it's so funny, and it's so our sense of humor. :)

July 28, 2006 12:57 PM  
Blogger Lexia said...

I love that you're already speaking for him "it's so OUR humor." That's great.

Reghan said she wished that I could record my voice reading each card in the 1920s accent so that when you rollover the card it plays the sound, see. Maybe I'll put an audio file up.

July 28, 2006 1:48 PM  
Anonymous anonymous #64 1/2 said...

saving/buying stuff for your futures spouse is an interesting idea. A friend of the brother who's acquaintance my aunt made once told me about a second cousin's gazelle's fawn's zoo attendant that was told to by a gift for his future wife when he went abroad for two years at the end of his teenage years to go help other people out. the person explaining the idea to the attendant said that way their wife could be connected to those two years which sometimes have a lot of meaning for some people who endeavor to fulfill that call. Anyway, I think the zoo attendant did as suggested and bought a ceramic jewelry case for a never-met person who just might abhor the gift.

never know.

July 28, 2006 3:17 PM  
Anonymous anonymous #33 said...

the cards are great. I like the "space in my heart" one.

never heard that play on "embarass" before.

July 28, 2006 3:19 PM  
Blogger Lexia said...

I guess I just like to give my favorite things to my favorite people and I know my future family will be my favorite people. The "Space in my heart" card is so cute I might just give it to myself to keep forever. Yes, yes I will be my own valentine.

You probably haven't heard the play on "embarrass" before because it only came into existence around 2:00 a.m. this morning. That's the kind of genious wordplay you come up with in the middle of the night.

July 28, 2006 3:49 PM  
Anonymous ian said...

I plan on writing a book of sonnets for my wife. I like to think that she'll paint me a picture, or compose a symphony for me, or maybe name a rare plant after me (like in "New Leaf").

July 28, 2006 6:04 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I can't tell how much of what Ian says is a joke. Oh, folly, electronic communication.
And I second the idea of an audio file.

July 28, 2006 11:11 PM  
Anonymous ian said...

An audio file WOULD be neat.

And I was serious about the sonnet part. I write at least one for every girl I'm involved with (when/where/whether or not I give it to them depends on individual circumstances). As for the painting/symphony/new leaf bit, yeah I was kidding. I'd settle for a life-size equestrian statue or an epic novel...Y'know. If that's the best she can do.

July 30, 2006 10:44 AM  

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