Wishing all our readers a very Happy Valentines Day today, you’re all much loved and thank you also for the messages I have received today. x
Valentines Embossed, paper lace Valentine greeting cards first appeared in England around 1803 and became more popular with advances in printing and manufacturing. By the 1840s, giving Valentine cards was a widespread practice in America. At the forefront of Valentine manufacturing was Esther Allen Howland (1828-1904) of Worcester, MA, who started mass producing cards in 1847, shortly after her graduation from Mount Holyoke College.