When Saint Valentine was a priest during the third century in Rome, Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage. Despite the emperor’s decree, Saint Valentine continued to perform marriages until Claudius finally put him to death. Today, Valentine’s Day celebrates Saint Valentine’s sacrifice and love’s triumph with delicate valentines, bright flowers, and tasty candies.
In this exhaustive exploration of Valentine’s Day, collector and author Michele Karl showcases over 200 vintage valentines, complete with detailed descriptions, historical anecdotes, and innovative recipes. Also included are fun facts, folklore, poems, crafts, and other expressions of love. Lovers of all ages will delight in this book’s wealth of information and history behind our most romantic holiday.
About the Author
Michele Karl experiences withdrawal symptoms if she skips a garage sale. She is an avid collector of dolls, children’s books, costume jewelry, Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, and, of course, vintage valentines. A resident of Seymour, Tennessee, she has authored numerous books on memorabilia, including Composition & Wood Dolls and Toys, Baby Boomer Dolls—Plastic Playthings of the 1950s and 1960s, and Celebrity Dolls.
GREETINGS WITH LOVE:
The Book of Valentines
By Michele Karl
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Paper Ephemera
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Postcards
96 pp. 8 x 9 1/4
248 color illustrations Bibliography
ISBN: 9781565549937 hc