When children made Valentine cards by hand – archive, 14 February 1935
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14 February 1935: Adults reminisce about the pleasures of making home-made cards as children back in the 1870s

The modem child, it is true, has pleasures which were unknown to us. But I often doubt if they were so entrancing as some of those we enjoyed in the 1870’s.

How thrilling it was, for example, to sit round mamma while she read story after story. One could break in, interrupt, ask questions, and all make guesses as to what would happen. Mamma enlarged and explained the facts. Often she...


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