These 100-Year-Old Victorian Valentine's Day Cards Are Insane
When I think of Valentine's Day, I think of pink, plastic hearts with red glitter, fishnet stockings, red lipstick, Champagne, one-night stands and waiting for messages from a douchebag who won't text you back.
However, if you were to venture back about a century, you'd find that good, old Valentine's Day was apparently an intensely romantic affair.
Don't believe me? Check out these gorgeous, ornate, 19th century Victorian Valentine's Day cards recently found in the UK!
The cards feature some pretty classic Victorian designs: touching love poems, gold-embossed details and even little cherubs.
A little bit sweeter than a "Happy V-Day, Want 2 Hook Up 2nite?" text message, don't you think?
According to MailOnline, these stunning-as-hell cards were allegedly created by an unknown artist from Essex, and they're currently being put on display at Colchester Castle in England.
Emma Reeve, curator of the exhibition, said,
According to Reeve, the exhibition appeals to how universal love is and how "love is an emotion that most people will experience at some time in their life."
These gorgeous works of Valentine's Day art were apparently never actually sent to lovers, but instead, they were hoarded away by the artist.
I mean, if I made something that pretty, I would struggle to give it away, too. Wouldn't you guys? Or maybe the artist was just shy? Still, these beautiful cards show just how much Valentine's Day meant to the people of this era.
Either way, I want one of these bad boys. After seeing these, wilted roses aren't going to cut it, baby. I want GOLD, romantic art.
Too bad I can't even get a text back, kittens. Le sigh.