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Free Victorian Valentine Cards: Hearts and Flowers

Please scroll down to see all the free Victorian hearts and flowers valentines cards

Please scroll down to see all the free Victorian hearts and flowers valentines cards

It's Easy to Make Your Own Victorian Valentine Greeting Cards and E-cards!

The next best thing to giving a Victorian Valentine card is to have made it yourself! A vintage ecard for Valentine's Day is a no-brainer, because all you have to do is pop one of the vintage cards designs below into an e-mail and write your own message. It's a little more work to make your own Valentine cards from one or more of these 20 vintage images, but with the instructions below, you'll find it's pretty easy. Also, links to all the supplies you'll need to produce stunning Valentine cards that feature hearts and flowers are included below, so you won't have to guess what you'll need.

Of course, you can use these vintage cards in other ways too. They're great for scrap-booking and other crafts, for decorating blogs and Web sites, or even for using on recipe cards for Valentine's Day sweet treats.

How to Make Your Own Victorian Valentine Cards

1. Please read the Terms of Use ("Rules of the Road" further down on the page) before downloading these images.

2. To download, pick a thumbnail version of any of the vintage Valentine cards in the right column. When you click on one of the thumbnails, it will appear larger.

3. If you have a PC, right-click and save the final version of the Victorian valentine card artwork to your hard drive. If you have a Mac, control-click the image until a pop-up menu appears that gives you the option to save it.

4. If you have access to a greeting card template, just follow its instructions. If you don't, simply insert the art you want on your greeting card into a MS Word, Open Office or other type of word processing software, re-size it to fit onto the cover of blank greeting cardstock (see below for examples) and then print it on card stock or heavy paper. You'll be cutting this out and pasting it onto the cover of your card, so make sure the art is small enough to fit. To be safe, size the art no more than two-thirds the width of the blank card (and even less if you follow the tip below about putting colored paper underneath the image).

You can then cut the printed version with a paper cutter, pinking shears or a craft knife and ruler. Once you have a neat square or rectangle cut around the image, it can be pasted to the front of blank card stock, similar to the types shown below on this page.

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Tips

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* You can cut colored or glitter paper to a shape and size slightly larger than your image and glue it underneath your Valentine card art. This will from a border around your image give your card a more professional appearance.

* Use glitter to highlight some areas of your artwork -- but don't use too much. Light applications in just a few places will give a nice effect without warping the card stock. You can use glitter pens or light brushes of glue topped with loose glitter. See below for samples.

* Don't use liquid or gel glue to paste your vintage Valentine card images to the card stock; that will cause warping. Use some form of dry adhesive instead. There are some samples in the supplies section below.

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Supplies for Making Your Own Victorian Valentine Cards

Glitter Paper from Amazon

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Other WordPlay Valentine's Day Hubs

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Comments

Kim Z. on November 29, 2016:

Hello,

I’m writing to you on behalf of Disney’s Babble.com. We’d love to include a link to one of your crafts (above) and a photo in a post on our site. Both can be found at this link on your blog:

https://discover.hubpages.com/holidays/victorian-v...

Would you be willing to give us permission to use your photos on our site and social pages? We will link back to your site and give you proper photo credit.

Please let me know if you are interested.

Thanks,

Kimberly Zapata

Writer/Freelancer, Babble.com

Pat C. on January 06, 2013:

Nice to "see" you again, Carla.: ) Thank you for this beautiful collection of Valentines... I love Victorian graphics, especially in cards and scraps. xoxo

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on January 18, 2012:

How wonderful, met! I'm delighted they'll be used for such a good purpose. Thanks for letting me know. :-)

met on January 18, 2012:

thank you for the images-they are perfect. i work at a nursing home and i am going to print these and decorate with them. i know they will be greatly appreciated.

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on November 04, 2010:

Thanks, Mita. You reminded me that I have to change the instructions, because HubPages has changed the way they present images. I changed it on this page and now I only have about 70 more hubs to go. ::sigh::

MIta on November 04, 2010:

This link

https://discover.hubpages.com/holidays/victorian-v... and all the others in this page you can not ckick on and make it bigger.

Hugs Lovely page

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on February 23, 2010:

You're welcome. :-)

restoremyheart on February 23, 2010:

I like Victorian Cards. Thank for sharing:)

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on February 05, 2010:

You're welcome, Kaycee. I hope you and your sons have a great Valentine's Day!

Kaycee on February 05, 2010:

I love vintage valentines and these are generic enough that I can make cards from them for my sons. Thank you for making these available for everyone to use.

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on January 25, 2009:

Hi, Nancy. It's wonderful that you posted links to those hubs. Thanks! My only fear is that the particular URL you used won't be effective in a few days because HubPages rearranges their content navigation frequently. So the pages that come up at that URL today might not come up tomorrow. Use this URL instead: http://vintageholidaycrafts.com/free-clip-art/

I'll also leave the URL on your blog. :-)

Nancy ward on January 25, 2009:

Hi!

Today I [psted an entry on my blog with a link to the Valentine posts.

Would you let me know if that's OK?

Thanks,

Nancy Ward

http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on December 30, 2008:

You're welcome, Cris. Happy Valentine's Day!

Cris A from Manila, Philippines on December 30, 2008:

These are very quaint graphics which hark at Old World romance! Thanks for sharing and now I'm off to choosing which I like the best for Valentine! :D

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on December 27, 2008:

Thanks, PeacefulWmn9! I hope you enjoy using the graphics. :-)

PeacefulWmn9 from Michigan on December 27, 2008:

I love most things vintage. These card graphics are beautiful. I think I'll go the home-made route. The tips are appreciated, too!

Karen