Come February, in grade school, I eagerly looked forward to making a “mailbox” in my classroom, and having it fill up with Valentine’s Day cards. It’s not that I have any good memories (not a one!) of receiving a special valentine from a special friend. I don’t have any bad school Valentine’s Day memories, either. I never had expectations of a crush tucking a valentine into the box with the others from my classmates. Nope, it’s simple. They’re cute. As cute as can be. The colors are bright and optimistic. They’re silly and happy. And the puns! Awful!
When my sons were younger, I’d pore over their bags of valentines, but now they’re too old to get a card from each classmate. So, I’ve been collecting vintage valentine cards. With a chicken theme, of course. Here are a few of my favorites, from me, to you, with Valentine’s Day love.