Be mine over time: Hallmark Valentines through the years
Here at Hallmark we pride ourselves on the fact that we make more than just cards. For more than a century we have made connections between family and friends and we’ve made it easy to show your loved ones just how much you care. A Hallmark card not only creates memories but it cements them – the good times, the bad times, the laughter of life and the tears, written down and remembered.
In fact, did you know that one of the first ever cards made by us was a Valentine’s card? While the universal sentiment of saying ‘I Love You’ has remained the same, the cards that we have chosen to say ‘Be Mine’ over time have changed a lot. So we delved in to the Hallmark archives to show you some vintage treasures from throughout the years which clearly illustrate our history. These classic cards include depictions of romantic love in the roaring twenties, staying strong through separation in the hard times of war and psychedelic hippy love of the swinging sixties! Over the years, millions of people worldwide have said ‘I love you’ with a card from Hallmark.
In 2011 we’d like you to make Hallmark’s future history by picking your favourite cards from past eras which will be made into a unique vintage range for Valentine’s Day 2012. You’ll be able to vote via Facebook and Twitter for your favourite card out of five, simply ‘like’ your favourite card from each era on Facebook. Voting opens on February 2nd and the winning vintage cards will be announced in time for Valentine’s Day February 14th.