A Valentine’s Day Greeting

According to the U.S. Greeting Card Association, approximately 190 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day one of the most popular card-sending holidays in the country.

Sending Valentine’s Day greets was popular even before the founding of Hallmark.  Frederick Mendel, a University of Illinois alum from 1914-15, kept Valentine’s postcards from his younger years–along with many other postcards–in a scrapbook dated 1907.


Found in Record Series 41/20/46
Record Series 41/20/46














Happy Valentine’s Day from Frederick Mendel and the University Archives!

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