A Flowering of Affection: Victorian Valentine Cards at the Lilly Library  
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3-D Valentines

Pictorial "pop-up" Valentines are a trend in later Victorian greeting cards. Some are simple cards, not much more complicated than earlier examples using paper springs to create a 3-dimensional effect. More substantial cards create a real sense of depth when opened.

Though Valentine cards remained consistently popular in the United States, their popularity sagged in England by the 1880's. Only after World War II was the tradition revived.

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