Welcome to my Victorian Valentine's Day page. This year, I'm including valentines I made for my family.
This is my husband and I on the day we were married nearly 30 years ago. Like the graphic says, I still see Mark just like this.
I did not make the Victorian valentines that follow, but I include them here because their beauty is inspiring. The music playing in the background is Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago. The instrumental is a favorite of my mother-in-law, Helen Silvestri.
Whoa! Queen Victoria would do a double take on this one. Clearly we are no longer in the 1890's. This graphic was made by Laura, a friend of mine from the Brat Pack. The valentines that follow are all members of my family and the frames have been designed by me.
Adam, my son
Heather, my daughter, and Chloe, my granddaughter
Jason, my son; Paul Silvestri, my brother-in-law and Jason's godfather; Chloe, Jason's daughter
My sons Adam and Erik
Mark, my husband; Justin, my grandson; Carrie, my daughter
Rene Stanley; Chloe, Rene's daughter; Carrie
Chloe and Justin, my grandchildren
Chloe and Justin last year
Helen Silvestri, my mother-in-law; Justin, her great-grandson
My husband and I with our best friends, Judy [Heather's godmother] and Bobby Peloquin