The last of the Valentine cards this year. If I'm still up and runnin' there will be more next year. There's always an "if" involved in life. There, you can see it right there in the middle l"if"e. Can't say it any plainer than that.
This first card, a postcard, is one of my favorites. Bought it at a flea market. Now I know there's a special name for this type of card, but I can't recall. I'm sure Christine will have it on the tip of her tongue. You hold the card up to light and certain areas the light shines through. In this case the street lamp, stars, and windows shine through. Unfortunately I haven't taken the time to do animation of it so you could see this. Take my word for it. Really. Would I lie to you? You in the back, don't answer that.
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Now this little lady and her affectionate goose were purchased on eBay many years ago, back when I actually found eBay useful. The card is made in the USA.
And then there's this fella. A little bit creepy. But don't stress, it was given by a husband with love to his wife. In fact it's the same man who I posted photographs of him with a girlfriend in Yosemite last fall at Tattered and Lost Photographs. This card comes from the husband and wife's scrapbook. By then the Yosemite girlfriend was long gone. Now, if I were to receive this card unsigned I think I'd be keeping my blinds closed and considering a restraining order. But that's just me. Card is also USA made.
Happy Valentine's Day ephemera collecting!