This valentine is large ( about 8 x 13 inches) and is actually a three-dimensional card that folds into place and stands, but I don't think you notice all the detail unless you see the scan. I love the saying on this one: "I pray that your Heart's Garden / May be set with Sweetest Flowers / That your life be like the Dial / Telling none but sunny Hours." Yes!
This card was given to Miss Bragdon from Edson McKenzie and Antonio Di Bona. I had to do a search for the name "Antonio Di Bona" because it sounded so exotic, and I found this on Ancestry.com. Some of you genealogists, could this be the right Antonio? If this is the Antonio who sent this valentine and he was 39 in 1940, that would mean this card was probably sent in the early 1900s, right? It's fun to imagine the past lives of my valentines.
I couldn't decide whether to look for more stationery or another book, so for the final Valentine's Week giveaway, I decided on a $10 Amazon e-gift card that you can spend on whatever you like! Please note: You MUST provide a way for met to get in touch with you if you're the winner. Just leave an "Enter me" to this post between now and 7 a.m. EST tomorrow, Feb. 15, and you'll be entered to win. Good luck, and I wish a very happy Valentine's Day to you all!