Free Vintage Valentine Cards: Cherubs

Please scroll down to see all the free vintage Valentine cards
Please scroll down to see all the free vintage Valentine cards

Although cherubs (and the other plural form of the word, cherubim) are mentioned in the Bible as being second only to seraphim in the angelic realms; when they're portrayed in vintage Valentines, their role is a little less serious.

Usually half or fully naked and surrounded by birds, flowers, hearts and other symbols of Valentine's Day, you can't help but think of them as cute. They bear little resemblance to their description in the book of Genesis (Gen. 3:24): angels who guarded the Garden of Eden with "a flaming sword which turned every way." In the images on this page, they're bearers of romance armed with love's arrows, not flaming swords.

The Victorians seemed to be obsessed with them, as they appear not just in Valentine's Day images, but also in many other images they used year-round. And I'm glad they were obsessed, because they left behind all these wonderful vintage Valentine cards.

Vertical Vintage Valentine Cards with Cherubs

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Cherub in a hot air balloon: "With Love from Thy Valentine" message vintage Valentine cardCherub in a tree making heart-shaped bubbles vintage Valentine cardAngel with a bow and arrow vintage Valentine's Day cardCherubs with an envelope full of Valentine's Day hearts vintage Valentine cardCherubs with hearts by a stream vintage Valentine's Day cardCherub with a lute vintage Valentine postcardCherub hiding behind a tree vintage Valentine greeting cardTwo angels in a treehouse vintage Valentine cardTwo cherubs under a cherry tree vintage Valentine's Day cardTwo cherubs fishing for hearts in a stream vintage Valentine card
Cherub in a hot air balloon: "With Love from Thy Valentine" message vintage Valentine card
Cherub in a hot air balloon: "With Love from Thy Valentine" message vintage Valentine card
Cherub in a tree making heart-shaped bubbles vintage Valentine card
Cherub in a tree making heart-shaped bubbles vintage Valentine card
Angel with a bow and arrow vintage Valentine's Day card
Angel with a bow and arrow vintage Valentine's Day card
Cherubs with an envelope full of Valentine's Day hearts vintage Valentine card
Cherubs with an envelope full of Valentine's Day hearts vintage Valentine card
Cherubs with hearts by a stream vintage Valentine's Day card
Cherubs with hearts by a stream vintage Valentine's Day card
Cherub with a lute vintage Valentine postcard
Cherub with a lute vintage Valentine postcard
Cherub hiding behind a tree vintage Valentine greeting card
Cherub hiding behind a tree vintage Valentine greeting card
Two angels in a treehouse vintage Valentine card
Two angels in a treehouse vintage Valentine card
Two cherubs under a cherry tree vintage Valentine's Day card
Two cherubs under a cherry tree vintage Valentine's Day card
Two cherubs fishing for hearts in a stream vintage Valentine card
Two cherubs fishing for hearts in a stream vintage Valentine card

Horizontal Vintage Valentine Cards with Cherubs

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Cupid as the king of hearts vintage Valentine postcardCherub with pink ribbon vintage Valentine's Day cardTwo cherubs with hearts and doves vintage Valentines cardTwo cherubs with a car full of hearts vintage Valentine cardTwo cherubs with a flower cart vintage Valentine cardCherub and dove with a heart made of flowers vintage Valentine's Day greeting cardCherubs tying up two hearts vintage Valentine postcardCherub with a framed picture of a woman vintage Valentine's Day postcard
Cupid as the king of hearts vintage Valentine postcard
Cupid as the king of hearts vintage Valentine postcard
Cherub with pink ribbon vintage Valentine's Day card
Cherub with pink ribbon vintage Valentine's Day card
Two cherubs with hearts and doves vintage Valentines card
Two cherubs with hearts and doves vintage Valentines card
Two cherubs with a car full of hearts vintage Valentine card
Two cherubs with a car full of hearts vintage Valentine card
Two cherubs with a flower cart vintage Valentine card
Two cherubs with a flower cart vintage Valentine card
Cherub and dove with a heart made of flowers vintage Valentine's Day greeting card
Cherub and dove with a heart made of flowers vintage Valentine's Day greeting card
Cherubs tying up two hearts vintage Valentine postcard
Cherubs tying up two hearts vintage Valentine postcard
Cherub with a framed picture of a woman vintage Valentine's Day postcard
Cherub with a framed picture of a woman vintage Valentine's Day postcard

Instructions for Downloading the Valentine Cards

Please read the Terms of Use ("Rules of the Road" further down on the page) for these images before downloading.

To download, choose a thumbnail version of any of the vintage Valentine cards to make a larger version appear. When you click on one of the larger images, it will appear in a new window. Then, if you have a PC, just right-click and save the final version of the artwork to your hard drive. If you have a Mac, control-click the image until a menu appears that gives you the option to save.

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For More Free Vintage Images

I have links to literally thousands of free images, so I compiled them into the Free Clip Art Sourcebook. This PDF e-book is free to download, doesn't require registration and contains links to all the free vintage and contemporary art in my collection.

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Feel free to download the Free Clip Art Sourcebook and enjoy!

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