“Getting bored with red…would be like getting bored with the person you love.”
~ Diana Vreeland, fashion editor and designer
Widely celebrated in the Victorian era, Valentine’s Day naturally lends itself to the heartwarming and endearing images that adorn postcards and other ephemera from the era. Today’s most charming graphics capture the warmth and spirit of vintage Valentines while adding a fresh spin and modern color palette to the traditional Valentine’s illustrations we’ve come to know and love.
Along with today’s post, I’m making available for your use and enjoyment two free Valentine’s Day printables, courtesy of The Graphics Fairy and papergravy.com. The first are decorative cupcake toppers that you can download, print, and create using a 2″ circular punch (if you’re good with a pair of scissors, you can carefully cut the circles out yourself). Attach with a little adhesive to wooden cupcake picks, and you’ve got a super-cute way to decorate a dozen cupcakes for Valentine’s Day. And who says cupcakes and wine don’t go together? You could pair your cupcakes with a delicate Moscato dessert wine for a match made in heaven.
Click or tap this link for cupcake topper download: Paper Gravy Valentine’s Day Cupcake Toppers
The second group is a sweet garland (also from The Graphics Fairy) that you can print and cut out to decorate your home with. A very swoon-worthy garland that you can stash away to use again next year!
Click or tap this link to download the components for the vintage garland: Valentine’s Day Hearts & Cupids Garland
I hope you enjoy these charming images and can incorporate them into your Valentine’s Day! Because life’s too short not to have a little fun on a day (ahem…week or two) honoring love, passion, and generous hearts.