Do you remember any of these 1970s Valentine’s Day cards?
So what did you do with these little Valentine’s Day cards, given that most of them were technically too small to mail? These cards were sold by the box, so you usually needed two or three boxes to have enough for everyone in your class. (That was the rule at my school: you had to bring one for every single person.)
After you affixed your name — and usually the name of the person it was for — you’d fold the card in half and use a tiny matching envelope, use sticker as a seal, or fasten the card with a little semicircle flap of paper pre-cut into the card just for that purpose.
In class at your Valentine’s Day party, you’d go around and place each of the valentines in all of the shoeboxes or tissue box “mailboxes” that had been decorated just for the occasion. If you wanted to earn extra friend points, you’d attach candy to your valentine. Because, come on — for kids, that was usually the best part of the whole day!
Here’s an assortment of the 1970s Valentine’s Day cards options available for the classroom Valentine’s exchange!
Here’s the pitch – baseball boy
Hope you have a whole batch of Valentine fun
Mailman with card: Vintage 1970s Valentine’s Day cards for kids
Vintage 1970s cat: Have a purr-fect Valentine’s Day
These retro Valentine cards from the 70s were super pink & super girly
(A little girl combs her Barbie-like doll’s hair)
Hallmark Valentine cards: You’re very nice – Be mine
(A blonde girl holds a white cat)
To my Valentine – You’re nice
Little girl with big eyes holding up a heart
Hallmark Valentine cards: To a very sweet girl
(Girl in a dress poses with lots of hearts)
Hallmark Valentine cards: To a nice sister
Vintage 1970s Valentine’s Day cards for kids – Little dog Be Mine
A valentine for mother
Vintage cards: You’re special, Valentine
(A little pink-haired girl playing a heart-shaped guitar)
Howdy – Let’s be pardners
Hallmark Valentine cards: To someone special
(A little girl with a pink headband is ready to eat a heart-shaped cookie)
Valentines: For you, granddaughter – with love
I’m wild about you – Caveman and cavewoman couple
It’s no humbug, I like you vintage 1970s Valentine’s Day card for kids
With love on Valentine’s Day
The back of a fold-over vintage Valentine’s card
1970s Valentine’s Day cards for kids
Whether youngsters prefer to make their own or choose from “ready-mades,” they’ll find just what they’re looking for in our selection of Hallmark Valentines for children. And there are special valentines for children to send to Mother, Daddy, Aunt and Grandmother. Why not bring the children to see our colorful and complete display of Hallmark Valentines?
Funny Valentines: Snoopy, Raggedy Ann and a host of lovable characters are ready to help your children celebrate Valentine’s Day. Let your children choose today from our Hallmark collection of stand-up, punch-out and put-together Valentines.