How to Make a Victorian Valentine

A delightful 1890s Victorian Valentine reads: “To my Valentine.” The card shows an angel paddling in a small boat called "Hearts Delight." The sail has the inscription: "Pray Sweetheart, send me just a line to say you'll be my Valentine."


All our Facebook fans can craft their own Victorian Valentine from our free download of the 19th century card. The card is available in high resolution and published in PDF format so you can print as many as you need for your Valentine craft projects.



  • A free download of this card is available for all Victoriana Facebook Fans. Click here.
  • Print the card on white heavyweight card stock printer paper — then cut out the Valentine.
  • The Victorian Valentine can then be given as is, or it can be decorated and glued onto a paper lace doily.
  • A variety of trimmings can also be used to further embellish the card in the tradition of a truly Victorian Valentine — you can make it simple or very ornate.
  • Use colorful glitter, satin ribbon, metallic gold lace, or even fringe. An endless variety of embellishments can be found in your local craft store.