Tuesday, February 14, 2012
St. Valentine's Day Bears And Bunnies
Happy St. Valentine's Day! After the J. C. Leyendecker picture of the busy saint is a run of my favorite style of valentines from when I was in grade school back in the early 70's, a kind of almost Walt-Kellyish fuzzy animal accompanied by howlingly groaner puns. In those days most valentines for children came in packs with no two alike; the fun challenge was to decide which of your classmates would get what. There was almost always one appropriate for the teacher, one suitable for your particular crush, and one for your least favorite kid. I remember one year in my older brother's class there was a boy who got all cards featuring skunks!