I think now that if kids bring Valentine cards to school, they have to bring a card for everyone. We didn't. We only gave cards to the people we liked. we had paper bags attached to our desks and people would drop our cards in the bag. The popular kids went home with full bags. Kids like me were happy we had a few cards to take home. I was the Charlie Brown of Valentine's Day.
Nowadays, you go to the store to buy boxes of cards for your kids to give on Valentine's Day and you get super heroes, cartoon characters, vampires. All perfect examples of love on the day, of course. But were cards better when I was young? I found some examples of 20th century Valentine cards, probably most before my time, but they certainly seemed familiar, some of them.
|Nothing quite expresses the love and affection someone feels for you like a pair of false teeth!|
|This is probably the kind of card that Waye LaPierre would send to his sweetie.|
|Once you've caught your prey, you obviously have to boil her and eat her!...|
|...or maybe just part of her.|
|This is the "Fifty Shades of Grey" part ... woo your beloved by plopping him/her down on a big ol' nail!|
|...and then cuff him/her so they can't get away.|
|This may be my favorite, though. There are so many suggestive double entendres in this one it's hard to believe it would pass the grammar school censors!|