Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Very Vintage Valentine

When I saw that Very Merry Vintage Style was going to have a Valentine Card Party, I knew what card I needed to post.

This card belonged to my Great Grandfather James, whom received this when he was young, he was born in 1853.....so I am thinking it is from the 1860's.

The inside greeting

Luckily my Grandmother had written this note and put it inside the card. I found the card in my Grandfather's WWI army trunk when we were cleaning out 1515 in the 1970's. I display it proudly every Valentine Day.
Of course James found his true love and married her on Christmas Day 1883
James and Catherine Galbreath


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10 comments:

NanE said...

Ann, that Valentine is gorgeous but it is so special because it belonged to your Grandfather. How lucky are you to have such a fragile treasure! Love the picture of your Grandparents too. Have a great weekend, Nan

luluslovlies said...

What a beautiful Valentine and keepsake to have, such a family treasure. Hugs Marilou

Rebecca said...

I just love love love your stories-how special to have it from so long ago!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Gosh, this is a great olden valentine. Love the picture, too!

Carolyn said...

So nice to have such a lovely keepsake with the history behind it!

Carolyn

Pam said...

That is beautiful. And I think you would definately win for oldest Valentine. So neat that it's lasted this long!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh my goodness, Ann, we are leading parallel lives today! I even have a daughter named Anne. :-)
Love the Valentine's card. What a treasure to have. The picture of the two of them together is so dear -- and don't they look so very young, dressed in their serious grownup clothes?

Beautiful.
Cass

very merry vintage style said...

This is amazing. Once again, you have the beautiful history to go with all your lovelies! I am so glad you joined the party with this wonderful contribution!
Mary

Anna said...

Amazing! I wish I had family greeting cards that far back. Amazing history and truly gorgeous valentines. I have never seen any like that. Thank you so much for sharing.

Shirley said...

A fine Valentine indeed. I often wonder about the previous owners when I find a treasured Valentine. I once bought one card of a pair and went back to get the other so they would not be split up and it was gone. Broke my heart. A lesson learned the hard way.
Happy Valentine's Day to all those who are in our thoughts..