Over the last few years I’ve really gotten into collecting vintage Valentine’s Day cards and chocolate boxes, and I feel like I’ve reached the point where I truly decorate for Valentine’s Day. What’s so funny is that I still really don’t care much for the holiday itself, but I love the vintage ephemera that results from the holiday, and sending little cards to friends to remind them they are loved. The boys even got in on it with their Tunnel of Love that they play in.
Unlike Halloween or Christmas, Valentine’s Day does not fill every nook and cranny of our home, but I find a lot of joy in the multitude of hearts and cheery little cards that are full of puns. I already have my eye on a few pieces I want to buy to expand and fill up more of the space, so maybe next year it will overflow elsewhere.
A few years ago I shared some of my vintage valentines here on the blog, and I do plan to do that again, finally, as my collection has grown quite a lot! Mostly thanks to my dad who always keeps an eye out for me. He’s an antique dealer, and recently bought multiple large bundles of cards and chocolate boxes that he sent my way.
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? And if so, with what?