Esther Howland: The Origins of American Valentine’s Day Cards

Esther Howland is considered the “Mother of the American Valentine.” Her company, started at the ripe age of 19, was conceived when she “received a fancy English valentine from an admirer in 1847, and she was inspired to start the first American valentine company. She hired friends to help make the valentines around her parents’ … Continue reading Esther Howland: The Origins of American Valentine’s Day Cards