Spread the love with 4 Valentine’s Day cards from the UC Berkeley Library

Roses

At the UC Berkeley Library, love is all around us, swirling in the stacks, infused in the archives, and embedded in the services we provide every day.

And for Valentine’s Day, we wanted to capture some of that love and send it to you.

Check out these one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day cards, created using historical gems from The Bancroft Library’s collections. (Hint: You can find all these treasures, and many more, on the Library’s jam-packed Digital Collections website.)

Each card captures the whimsy and romantic nostalgia of yesteryear, drawing upon Bancroft’s Walter Robert and Gail Lynn Kransky collection of Edward H. Mitchell postcards and other materials.

Print or email your favorite, and let that special someone know you care!

Valentine with kitty

1. Save your kisses for me!

Purrfect for the cat lover (or love kitten) in your life.

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Want to print and send it to your valentine? Download a PDF for printing.

 

Valentine with strawberries

2. My sweet valentine

Make the occasion even sweeter with this tableau of roses and strawberries.

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Want to print and send it to your valentine? Download a PDF for printing.

 

valentine with puppies

3. One heart’s enough for me

Because who in your life wouldn’t love a bouquet of adorable floofs?

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Valentine with butterfly

4. Valentine, fly my way

For the one who makes your heart flutter.

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Valentines created by Alison Wannamaker with items from The Bancroft Library’s collections.