Printed Valentine cards first appeared in the 18th century, simple sheets with a written verse. Soon afterward the traditional symbols began to appear – Cupid, flowers and hearts. The sending of Valentine cards rapidly increased in the 19th century as improvements in printing techniques and the postal service made it more affordable. The Victorians developed highly decorative cards using materials such as paper lace, feathers, tiny mirrors and even hair!
Materials Fee: $5 (museum members FREE)
Fee includes refreshments and all valentine materials. Ages 7+. Space is extremely limited, reserve your spot today by calling (860) 425-5563.