February 14, 2024 | Last updated Feb 2, 2024

Funny, Weird, and Aggressively Wholesome: Valentine’s Day Cards in Our Collections

Valentine’s Day cards come in a variety of types. They can be sweet, funny, or just plain strange. It’s Valentine’s Day and we’ve been looking through our collections for the best card. Join us on this journey. Be warned, there’s a bit of weird along the way.

And yes, “Cupid with Gun” will make sense.



We’ve got your standard aggressively wholesome 1980s cards from Valentine, Nebraska.

There’s a bunch of these adorable car-themed cards ranging from 1906-1910.


Then there’s this (unfortunately) undated card, complete with little kid scribbles.

On it is a poem that reads “A Radish once loved a little green Pea. If she were alone, how happy I’d be! But of sisters just like her she had quite a few, so he took them to Utah and married them too.”


One of our personal favorites from 1968, Suzanne Falter’s handwritten note thanking her Valentine for making a particularly sharp knife.


Finally, two of the strangest Valentine’s Day cards in our collections.

We promised you Cupid With Gun. And here it is. Because nothing says love more than a small naked baby pointing a gun at you.

This is a rude little card. According to our records, it is a Valentine, but we’re not sure we’d like to receive this one.

Want to find some hidden gems yourself? Search our collections online!

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