Kittens, it’s hard to believe we’ve passed a whole year since last Valentine’s Day. Although cheery holidays of twittering cupids and candy hearts aren’t necessarily our cup of tea around here (we prefer our imps a little wickeder and our hearts more anatomical), The Year of Halloween is of the firm belief that any holiday can be hair-raising. In that spooky spirit of the holidays, here’s my annual Valentine to you, my darling readers, with a tender reminder that Halloween is just 259 days away.
As a bonus, I’ve also included a gallery of vintage Halloween-themed Valentines at the excellent recommendation of TYoH commenter and G+ macabre maven Amander. If this puts you in the haunting holiday spirit, you can find last year’s TYoH Valentine here, or read a Valentine’s Day parable from our own Acadia Einstein. If you need some trivia to chit chat over at dinner tonight, go look at my weekly Superficial Gallery column, Today in History with Eva Halloween, for 9 facts you didn’t know about Valentine’s Day. Enjoy, and have a horridly happy holiday!
– The Second Scariest Holiday of the Year, or How I Learned to Love Saint Valentine’s Day
– Needful Things: 13 Unique Gifts for Horror Lovers
– Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness: Vintage Thanksgiving Art
Categories: Eva Halloween, Holidays
Those cards are all great. I guess we as a society were just creepier back then? I think my favorite one is where the girl is called a bonehead.
How funny, I assumed it was the gentleman being called a bonehead. 😉
Always happy to hear it, IPC. 😉
I kind of like the scary cat tasting the baby.
I think that’s the winner for sheer oddness.
Happy inappropriate Valentine’s day, Ms. Halloween 🙂
As if there were any other kind, Mr. Wolfe.
Once again Eva you’ve managed to research and find the most amazing material. I can only suppose that the greeting card artists must have had left over ideas from ……you know……that other kind of October celebration. -Deb
Thank you so much, Deb. This is one type of art I don’t mind seeing a little recycled. 😉
Wonderful, the scary giant cat gets my vote, too! 2nd would be the big dark shadow behind the little girl.
The caption on the dark shadow one could be especially menacing, too. 🙂
I love the “bonehead” valentine. So many of these are strange and lovely.
Thank you again for the suggestion, darling. I love them all, but I’m an especially big fan of the two cannibal ones.
I found a bunch of vintage valentine cards online and even without the halloween theme they were disturbing. What is it with the past? Have we become too safe? Maybe we should begin our own range of cards…
It’s the triumph of false sentiment over art, in my opinion.
Vintage art is so interesting! Check out some vintage Xmas art with all the drug references! No wonder our grandparents are so messed up!
I didn’t get around to putting it up last December, but I have a collection of vintage German Krampus cards. That is a whole can of odd right there.
Feels it in his “bones”….
Naughty, Ms. Frazer. 😉
Bonehead totes wins
I’m confused, darling. Did you win something?