Monday, February 14, 2011

♥ sealed with a kiss.

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 sister, lissy.

my little sister, jennie.

my cousin, jaimee.

my bff, marykate.

and my bff, carolyn.

happy valentine's day, my darlings!

2 ♥ love notes.:

  1. Happy valentine's day!!! That was such an innovative idea.

    Look forward to hearing from you


    Tashrin - Style musings of a Bengali girl from Canada

  2. Looks great. I love the old-fashioned cards, especially the one that says "two hearts but with one throb"


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