Tag: Esther Howland

Valentine’s Day 2017: Not just for lovers

Published: February 14, 2017 | Last Updated: February 12, 2023 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Valentine’s Day 2017: Not just for lovers

Did you know that the very first handmade Valentine’s Day cards in the 1800s weren’t intended for lovers? Instead, they celebrated affection between friends and relatives.

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Valentine’s Day 2015: Not Just for Lovers

Published: February 14, 2015 | Last Updated: February 20, 2015 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading
Valentine’s Day 2015: Not Just for Lovers

A Valentine’s Day 2015 thank you to everyone who visits this blog.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Friends

Published: February 8, 2011 | Last Updated: March 21, 2024 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Friends

I was delighted to speak to the author of the classic, “The Art and Etiquette of Gift Giving,” about her thoughts on Valentine’s Day gifts for friends.

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Valentine’s Day: Not Just for Lovers

Published: February 12, 2009 | Last Updated: February 12, 2009 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

The first handmade Valentine’s Day cards in the 1800s weren’t intended only for lovers. They also celebrated affection between friends and relatives.   Esther Howland, one of the pioneers of the greeting card industry in the US, was charmed by an ornate English Valentine she received from a friend. So she began a business of […]

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Valentine’s Day: Also a day for friends

Published: February 12, 2008 | Last Updated: May 25, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

The first hand-made Valentine’s Day cards in the 1800s weren’t intended only for lovers. They celebrated affection between friends and relatives as well. The card shown expresses such a sentiment inside: Friendship. Friendship, how dear thy name, How pure thy transports are, Blessed, fair, unsullied flame, Be thou my leading star. It’s designer was Esther […]

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