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Valentine’s Card Types A-F

Ever with thee I wish to roam —
Dearest my life is thine.
Give me a cottage for my home
And a rich old cypress vine,
Removed from the world with its sin and care

And the tattling of many tongues.
Love alone shall guide us when we are there —
Love shall heal my weakened lungs;
And Oh, the tranquil hours we’ll spend,
Never wishing that others may see!

Perfect ease we’ll enjoy, without thinking to lend
Ourselves to the world and its glee —
Ever peaceful and blissful we’ll be
–Virginia Clemm Poe

Acrostic: Calligraphic verses where the first letter of the lines spells out the loved ones name. From Greek akros, extreme, and stichos, order or line. If it forms a diamond shape it is called a diamante.

Beehive, Flower-cage, or Cobweb
Square or circle of cut paper threads that forms a cage when lifted. Drawing beneath usually of flowers. Popular in England. .
[Fraktur Card]

Cutout, Sherenschnitte

(pron. SHARE-ehn-SHNIHT-tuh) Lace designs made by cutting paper. Paper is folded several times and a lace design is cut with small, sharp scissors. Printing presses took over and later they were gilded, silvered, embossed, or perforated.
[Fraktur Card]Fraktur
(pron FROCK-tur) Cards with ornamental lettering in fraktur style of the Middle Ages. Brought to America by Germans.(1, 2)
Written in Braille for the blind

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