In advance of Valentine’s Day, some cards which caught my eye while browsing around the web (and one special commission). I wasn’t on a mission, but they all seem to feature animals–the usual suspects, and one strange beast. Since the Victorian era, Valentine’s Day cards have developed as a special genre of ephemera all to themselves, and I will have some vintage Valentines coming up later, but for now, cards you can catch.
Big Eyes–Be Mine Card, Ewe Stole My Heart Card, Valentine Foxes Card, Letterpress Valentine Cow (No. 3), Crazy Squirrel Love Card, Happy Couple Letterpress Card, Punk Fish in Love Cards, Octo Love Card, “Secrets and Promises” Pencil Sketch by SALEM artist Penelope Neal!