Happy Valentine’s Day — from the Time Machine
Of the many choices in the scrapbook of my grandfather’s postcards, I chose this one because those little flying valentines seemed like a 1910 foreshadowing of emails. You write your love, sign it with a kiss, and release it to fly through space and land in your lover’s lap.
Wishing each and every one of you a very happy Valentine’s Day! (If you are one of those unfortunate people who rejects the holiday based on commercial cynicism or traumatic experience, may I suggest you make it about someone else? Leave a secret admirer surprise for someone who doesn’t have a valentine of their own this year. Spread the love, so to speak.)
This card was never mailed, but is copyrighted J. Baumann, 1910, series 2282, and printed in Germany. The reverse indicates postage required: Domestic One Cent, Foreign Two Cents.