Will you be my Valentine?
Sweethearts exchanged paper or written valentines
as early as the 1400s. Some valentines were extremely ornate designs
that were drawn, painted, or intricately cut from paper.
These decorative pieces eventually gave way to manufactured
cards by the mid-1800s. Cards, flowers, and chocolates have replaced
the more decorative valentines of the early nineteenth century.
and Thomas Cope
and Jasper Yeates
When love is met
It is hard to part
If betwixt the two
There is but one heart
Sent by Peter Shirk to Barbara Hoffman, Caernarvon Township.
They were married on Valentine’s Day 1832.
LANCASTER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVES,
MG-180 CARD COLLECTION