No Spongebob bidding you a sponge-tastic Valentines Day.
No Dora wishing you a feliz dia de san valentin.
Just simple, sweet valentine sentiments. The kind of valentines your mom and dad probably exchanged with friends when they were kids.
And guess what? Thanks to vintageholidaycrafts.com, you can download many of them for your own kids.
There’s something to be said about original creations in a Valentine’s Day market now dominated by cartoon characters.
The word play on the valentines is the best. As most of the cards are from the 50s, I have a mental image of a team of dudes (not unlike the crew on Mad Men) sitting around their offices, smoking like chimneys while coming up with these clever gems.
A million times better than “Boots wishes you a banana-riffic Valentine’s Day”, if you ask me.
A few of my favorites are below with my, uh, stellar commentary.
You can also find Monica on her personal blog, The Girl Who.
Read more from Monica on Babble: