Advances in printing gave our ancestors license to go wild with handcrafted cards in the 19th century. You can create your own Victorian-style Valentine’s Day cards with these simple materials:
- paper doilies
- ribbon or lace
- fabric or paper scraps
- Victorian clip art or other ephemera
- scissors or a craft knife
- glue stick or spray adhesive
Download a <a href=”/PDF/victorianclipart.pdf”>printable PDF of Victorian imagery here (right-click to save the file to your desktop). Layer lace and colorful paper or fabric on a flat piece of cardstock. Top it off with a carefully cut out vintage image, and write a cute couplet to finish the card.