Dear reader, life is too short for crap books.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Be Mine

The valentines at Rite Aid and Walgreens tend to fall into the general categories of "gross," "unfunny," or "taking far too seriously the amount of sentiment one can pack into a $2.79 purchase."

Five minutes in PhotoShop and you can do so much better for your Valentine. I got the image here from art-e-zine, and they have loads more that are neat-o.

Yet, the librarian in me had to press onward. You'd be amazed how many libraries have their greeting card collections digitalized. You can find valentines from days of yore here, here, and here. And you can see some pretty creepy ones here.

Dear readers, I lurve you all. I'd say I choo choo choose you, but probably everyone is telling you that.

1 comment:

Sally J. said...


2 cool
+ 2 be
4 gotten

I'm going to try my hand at modernizing some vintage valentines tonite. I'd love to send you one, Mary, but I don't have your email.

If you email me, I can also send you juicy Madison dish without airing our laundry in public. Not that I have any dish per se right now. But I'll get cracking on that. Right after the valentines.

-Sally J.
sally at jacobsarchival dot com

P.S. King Dork! O...M....G. I just finished it about a week ago (had to wait on the MPL list for a while). The glossary and band names alone are a goldmine.