Valentine's Day Cards: A History

Where did the tradition of sending Valentine's Day cards to sweethearts, friends, and family begin? We've got answers. (Hint: It started a long time before Hallmark.)

Most of us have given hundreds of Valentine's Day cards over the years, when you consider the long-standing tradition of school children exchanging cards. How did this tradition of sending Valentine's Day cards to sweethearts, friends, and family begin? We've got answers. (Hint: It started a long time before Hallmark.)

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