in last week's fashion friday blog post for regarding design,
i wrote about "the mother of the american valentine," esther howland.
receiving her first english valentine at the age of 19, esther was the first
to discover the resources & [wo]man-power necessary to create frilly,
swoon-worthy valentines that people clamored to order from her.
and ps. she was from massachusetts!
soon after that, the industrial revolution brought about faster,
easier techniques of mass-producing valentine cards
printed with multiple colors.
although my bridesmaids already sort of knew who they were,
i really wanted to make it official in some way, so i went to my
favorite vintage store, streamline antiques and picked up
some very, very old valentines and replaced the back
with a picture of me and each lovely lady.
here's a closer look:
my little sister, jennie.