Friday, February 1, 2008

Valentine Memories

My dear little mother saved some things that bring back happy memories of my childhood. A couple of years ago she gave me a box of greeting cards that were given to me through my childhood years - special things from very special people. The vintage valentines in my header were among the cards she saved for me. Each given by a special friend. Each one brings back so many memories. The messages inside and on the back of these treasured valentines are sweet. The valentine shown here is big - about 8 1/2 inches tall - with a little cardboard 'stand'. He has soft, fuzzy fur. On the back is this delightful message.
Over the next few days I will share my sweet, old valentines with you. And there may be a story or two along the way about the dear people whose names are forever inscribed on my heart.

15 comments:

  1. what sweet vintage valentines...thanks for sharing...
    Mimi

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  2. Hi Adrienne. Your Valentine banner is cute. One of my favorite chorusues is "Give thanks with grateful heart". I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Rhondi xo

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  3. Oh that is just so special. Thanks for sharing with us, and you obviously have a wonderful mom.
    Hugs,
    Rose

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  4. I love vintage cards! Yours are so special since they were yours when you were a child! How sweet of your little mother to save them for you!

    I like your banner too!

    Katherine

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  5. Great cards, I LOVE your kitty!! Please give me directions to the mall. lm.sm@juno.com...have you been down to Cottage Gate? Thats where the jewlery came from. Have you been to Sellwood...its been years, thinking about checking it out on Fri...then maybe Oregon City! Love reading your blog! Laurie

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  6. I love the valentines from yesteryear. :o)

    I have an old Valentine from 1964 from a little boy named Timmy Timmons. On the back of a heart he scrawled, "I love you. A piece of candy for you. Love, Timmy" Well, before he gave me the valentine he tore off the candy that was affixed with Elmers Glue...and promptly ate it. haha.

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  7. Hi Adrienne,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and a very special thanks for your prayers. It never ceases to amaze me how God works..even through wonderful people like you that I hadn't even met yet. He is so good!

    It is so nice to meet you. I only have a minute or two today but I'll be back to visit you soon and get to know you.

    Please keep praying..we aren't out of the woods yet.

    Hugs,
    Hope

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  8. Hi Adrienne
    This is my first visit to your blog. Your vintage Valentine is gorgeous & I enjoyed reading your post about finding your sweet Savannah :-} She is a beautiful cat.

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  9. Hi there! Just checking in. I have not had much time to blog this week and I have missed it so much. Hope all is well with you and I will check back later to catch up.
    Hugs,
    Nan

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  10. Those old valentines are just so sweet. It's wonderful that your Mom saved all of them.
    Love your Valentine banner. Adorable!

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  11. Those vintage Valentines are so much fun. The colours and graphics are so charmingly old-fashioned:)

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  12. I love those sweet valentines.
    Hugs,
    Nan

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  13. Love your banner! That's so wonderful that your mom saved those for you. Thanks for sharing!

    Manuela

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  14. Adrienne, How wonderful that your dear Mom saved the cards for you.

    Love your sweet kitty Miss Savannah! She's beautiful.

    Love, Kim

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  15. My favorite childhood cards are the fuzzy ones. I love that you have one with a bear!!

    Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

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