Vintage Valentine's Day
We've been learning about Valentine's Telegrams in school. Did you know in 1936, over 50,00 Valentine's telegrams had been sent out in all colours and designs? By the time World War 2 hit, the elaborate designs had been scaled back to save paper and ink and a general template was used for all occasions. The telegram did die out eventually with the popularity of the phone.
And then the mobile phone took over... Most of my classmates just send texts with lots of emojis or if you're really lucky, an eCard! That's about as elaborate as it gets.
Written by Frances Cain - March 01 2019