This Vintage Puppy Valentine Printable is an adorable image.
I found this Valentine in a box at auction along with an assortment of other ones that seem to be from 1910 to the late 1920's. In all there were about 160 Valentine post cards and cards, most of them I have sold but I kept a handful that I really loved. In the corner you can see that it is marked Germany where some of the best greeting cards were made at the time because of their quality printing.
I fairly certain that the puppies are meant to be Boxers as Boxers were very popular breed at this time and their image was used in a lot of graphic arts.
If you are going to use this for a Valentine's Day card (maybe for a Boxer lover?) then it would be best to print the image onto card stock. Card stock is a thicker paper that withstand more handling and as the name implies it is used to make greeting cards. You can use regular printing paper but it will be flimsy, you might want to glue the print onto a stiffer paper.
While the original Valentine Day card was cut around the image you could cut the image into a rectangle if your scissor skills are a bit lacking. The image is 3.5 inches wide and 3 inches high.
Love the image of the vintage puppy Valentine printable but just not sure how to use it? Valentine's images can be used decoratively around the house during Valentines.
By making a small strip of cardboard and gluing it to the back as a stand you can prop the card up and place it on your breakfast or dinner table. Using the different vintage Valentine printables that I will be posting you could use a different image for each person at the table instead of place cards.
You could use the image as a decorative tag on a small gift by just using a hole punch and pulling a ribbon, thread or yarn through it and taping it to the gift.
Glue it or print it to a large while envelope that you can give a simple gift in, such as a lottery ticket.
Use the image to send a Valentine on e-mail or on your Facebook page.
This is a charming vintage image that you can use in a variety of ways.
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