The oldest known Valentine still in existence today is a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife while he was imprisoned in the
. The greeting, written in 1415, is part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in Tower of London . London, England
Several years later, it is believed King Henry V actually hired a writer to compose a Valentine note to the lovely Catherine of Valois. He eventually won her heart.
Today Valentine's Day is second only to Christmas in the flood of cards sent through snail mail to friends and loved ones! An admirer of cards and postcards vintage, or otherwise, I am extremely grateful for this sweet tradition.
* NOTE: You don't have to stick to the theme I choose each Friday. Just put up the postcards you love and tell us why you like them.