Vinegar Valentines!

lol! I had never heard of such a thing, but apparently, once upon a time, in the Victorian era,  they were very popular!

They were sent anonymously to the lover that you DID NOT want to encourage!

You can follow this link to read the full article.

Wouldn't it be awful to receive one of these tomorrow, instead of a loving Valentine?



Vickie said…
Oh wow. Yes, I never saw such Valentines. Rather harsh!
Justine said…
Harsh but at least the suitors knew where they stood!
This is very interesting! I do not know it.
Cheerful Valentine's Day!
KimM said…
Oh my gosh - learn something new every day. Never heard of such a thing - but what courage to send one and how deflating to receive one - HA!
Tiffstitch said…
Yikes.. that seems so terrible, although they were quite good at "cutting" back then.
deb said…
Never heard of these - interesting. Must have been awful to receive one, but they're also kind of funny.
Brigitte said…
Oh my, oh my. I didn't know that this kind or anti-Valentine once existed.
FlashinScissors said…
My goodness! How awful to be on the receiving end of one of these!
I had never heard of them before ..... fascinating to know though!
Barbara x
Julie said…
Made me smile, I can think of a few I would have sent that too! lol
Margaret said…
Wow! I'd never heard of this before! Yikes!
What an interesting article! The troll is not a modern invention.
I do like the one to discourage an unwanted suitor. I inherited a wonderful book from my Grandad with templates for letters for such occasions.
Melinda Forbes said…
These are a bit harsh. I certainly would have been crushed if I received one. But I can think of someone I may have sent one to. Isn't that a terrible thought?
Heather said…
Lol these are hilarious!

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