4 Ways to Display Vintage Valentines




ImagePart of the appeal of collecting valentines is to display them. Longtime Valentine collector and author Katherine Kreider offers the following display ideas:

• Place the Valentine on a pretty piece of fabric or lace and frame it. If it’s a valuable Valentine, be sure to have it framed using archival, acid-free materials and protective UV glass.

• Transfer images onto paper to make cards and stationary, or fabric to make purses, clothing and home accessories.

• Decoupage cards onto wood, dishes, tin containers, lampshades, photo frames, etc.

• Clip cards to a white tree with red lights for a Valentine’s Day centerpiece.

Katherine Kreider is an antiques dealer, author, appraiser and authority on valentine preservation. Her expertise and private valentine collection has been featured in several home-décor and collectible publications, and she offers the largest selection of antique valentines for sale in the United States. For information on her books and valentines, visit

For more on vintage valentines, as well as a roundup of uniquely Western Valentine’s Day gifts your cowgirl will love, see the Cowboy Culture section of February’s Western Horseman.

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