Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

On this Valentine’s Day, I wish you the kind of love and devotion my great grandmother must have enjoyed. Paging through her scrapbook must have brought her great joy as she re-read the cards year after year.

Here are some of her Valentines. You can see others HERE and HERE.

Valentine from Catherine Barany
from her daughter Catherine
Inside Valentine from Catherine Barany
Just a loving greeting, Mother
Meant to say that every year
Makes me realize more clearly
Just how fine you are and dear,
Makes me understand more fully
All you've meant the long years through,
Finds me more sincerely thankful
For a Mother sweet as YOU!

Valentine from Teresa Tate and Jimmy Crews
from her daughter and son-in-law
Teresa "Tate" and Jimmy Crews

Inside Valentine from Teresa Tate and Jimmy Crews
If you could take this card apart
I think you'd find my very heart
Just beating happily and true
With lots and lots of love for you

© 2016, Wendy Mathias.  All rights reserved.


  1. Beautiful cards & super mementos! Happy Valentine's Day, Wendy!

  2. Thank you for sharing these sentimental and nostalgic cards. Your great-grandma must have been one lovely lady. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

    1. Thanks for visiting Marian. I enjoyed your cards as well.

  3. I think it is sweet how she kept them from year to year :)


  4. Fantastic keepsakes! Just the kind of thing I used to collect.

  5. Beautiful cards. I think your great grandmother had some of my grandmother's packrat ways. Thank God for them :-)

    1. YES! Although I think your grandmother kept more varied things.