Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Saved!

My Mom was a saver! 

She saved stamps, glassware, dishes, newspaper articles, greeting cards, coins, books and so many other things I can't name them all.

These are the first things that come to mind.

More often than not, she saved greeting cards in manilla envelopes.....

Except for two special cards......
I found two Valentine cards in the bottom drawer of her jewelry box.....they were from my Dad. They must have been very special to her...I am guessing they were extra special to her because of where she saved them. I never was able to ask her why these were kept in a different place, I found them after she had passed away.

My Dad never dated his cards so I'm not sure when this is from but I'm guessing the late 60's or 70's based on the price..... .50 cents.

This card is my favorite!  I love the fan shape and I love the colors.  This card is from the same era.....another .50 cent card.

Flowers, and candy in heart shaped boxes were gifts on Valentine's Day.....

My folks were true romantics.....

Mr. Math and I not so much. Mr. Math is not a big "card giver"'s the little things he does....every morning, he has my breakfast ready, and my lunch packed. It's bringing home my favorite cookie from the bakery when he does the grocery shopping or hanging up the laundry for me. One day he came home with flowers the day after Valentine's day.....he said they were half off!

And the best thing about Mr. Math.....

Like the Billy Joel song says......

He Loves Me Just The Way I Am!

Happy Valentine's Day!!



  1. I love the gesture of the "half-off" flowers! Really! He is thoughtful and frugal. Your parent's cards are beautiful, too. I couldn't help but think of the commercial that was out a few years ago where the woman agonizes over all the cards, trying to find the perfect one, and the guy buys the one closest to the register in the convenience store (and she loves it!) These are so special that I hope your father picked them out carefully! I hope your day is great.

  2. What beautiful cards. I'm glad you still have them. Sending you lots of Valentine hugs! I love that your husband packs your lunches. I'm secretly jealous.

  3. Your cards are lovely - what a precious treasure to have. I have a Mr Math too - and I wouldn't swap him for the world :-)
    Have a happy day,

  4. Love that your Mom saved so much stuff. Your hubby sounds like a winner to me-the everyday stuff is the best! xo Diana

  5. The cards that your father sent to your mother are so pretty, especially that fan. Gorgeous. I like that people show their love for each other in many different and unique ways.

  6. I love the Valentine cards...the fan is beautiful! That is nice that your husband does little things to show his love and appreciation of you :) Have a wonderful Valentines Day :)

  7. So sweet Chris!! The fan card is gorgeous! Happy Valentine's Day dear friend! xo Heather

  8. My Chris, You sure have been up to a lot for Valentines. So many pretty Valentines you have shared in your last several posts! Your hubby sounds much like mine!! Happy Valentines day!!

  9. I love that you have those cards that your Dad gave your Mom. They must be so precious to you! My Dad wasn't a card giver, but thankfully my hubby IS!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. You have the "attitude of gratitude" which I believe is so very important. Happy <3 Day & see you soon!

  11. That is very special!
    THANK YOU for sending me the sweet Valentine tag! Made my day!
    I hope your Valentine day was extra special!

  12. That was the sweetest post ever! I love Dads fan card, you know I have never saved any cards...So sad, seems their generation did! Hope you had a great day!


  13. What a treasure to find those beautiful cards from your Dad. Your Hubby sounds like a keeper. I'd rather have my breakfast fixed then a card any day!

  14. Chris, Thank you for sharing this wonderful story of true love. Elizabeth

  15. My hubby is not a card giver either. If we happen to be in the store around our anniversary or my birthday he picks up a card from the card section, shows it to me then puts it back!
    He is just like Mr Math. It's the little things he does that shows me he loves me everyday. Which is still romantic.
    Chris =]

  16. Oh such pretty cards. My husband is a card giver. He insists on it. But, I think my true love language is time spent listening to me, and he does that well. I'm happy that you are loved!

  17. Beautiful romantic valentines and your own beautiful romance! Sounds like Mr. Math doesn't need to get cards when he's making your breakfast AND your lunch - True Love!
    xoxo Jane

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