Free Victorian Valentine Cards: Hearts and Flowers

Please scroll down to see all the free Victorian hearts and flowers valentines cards
Please scroll down to see all the free Victorian hearts and flowers valentines cards

It's Easy to Make Your Own Victorian Valentine Greeting Cards and E-cards!

The next best thing to giving a Victorian Valentine card is to have made it yourself! A vintage ecard for Valentine's Day is a no-brainer, because all you have to do is pop one of the vintage cards designs below into an e-mail and write your own message. It's a little more work to make your own Valentine cards from one or more of these 20 vintage images, but with the instructions below, you'll find it's pretty easy. Also, links to all the supplies you'll need to produce stunning Valentine cards that feature hearts and flowers are included below, so you won't have to guess what you'll need.

Of course, you can use these vintage cards in other ways too. They're great for scrap-booking and other crafts, for decorating blogs and Web sites, or even for using on recipe cards for Valentine's Day sweet treats.

Victorian Valentine Cards with Hearts and Flowers

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Double-click to see larger version I Free Victorian valentine greeting with scrollwork, a gold heart and flowersVictorian valentine card with hot air balloon filled with flowersFree Victorian valentine card with two red hearts, doves and flowersFree vintage valentine hearts made of flowersVictorian valentine card with heart hot air balloon Vintage two hearts valentine card with violetsVictorian valentine card with two red hearts and three white dovesFree vintage valentine greeting card with hearts made of pansies and pink rosebuds; hammered tin backgroundVictorian valentine card with cherub, ribbon heart, white dove, pink roses and lace backgroundVintage valentine card with blue bow, gingham background, pink flowers, red heart and country scene
Double-click to see larger version I Free Victorian valentine greeting with scrollwork, a gold heart and flowers
Double-click to see larger version I Free Victorian valentine greeting with scrollwork, a gold heart and flowers
Victorian valentine card with hot air balloon filled with flowers
Victorian valentine card with hot air balloon filled with flowers
Free Victorian valentine card with two red hearts, doves and flowers
Free Victorian valentine card with two red hearts, doves and flowers
Free vintage valentine hearts made of flowers
Free vintage valentine hearts made of flowers
Victorian valentine card with heart hot air balloon
Victorian valentine card with heart hot air balloon
Vintage two hearts valentine card with violets
Vintage two hearts valentine card with violets
Victorian valentine card with two red hearts and three white doves
Victorian valentine card with two red hearts and three white doves
Free vintage valentine greeting card with hearts made of pansies and pink rosebuds; hammered tin background
Free vintage valentine greeting card with hearts made of pansies and pink rosebuds; hammered tin background
Victorian valentine card with cherub, ribbon heart, white dove, pink roses and lace background
Victorian valentine card with cherub, ribbon heart, white dove, pink roses and lace background
Vintage valentine card with blue bow, gingham background, pink flowers, red heart and country scene
Vintage valentine card with blue bow, gingham background, pink flowers, red heart and country scene

Victorian Valentine Flowers

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Double-click to see larger version I Country lane with flowers Victorian valentine cardTwo birds and blue flowers free valentine greeting cardPink and green peonies with gold moire background free Valentine's Day cardWhite lace, red and pink roses and two white doves free vintage valentine cardMorning glory free vintage valentine card with ribbonWhite dove with pink roses and blue flowers free Victorian valentines cardGreen basket with purple chrysanthemums free vintage valentine card Free vintage violets valentines card with gold backgroundBlue ribbon with pink flowers vintage Valentine's Day cardsVintage portrait with red and pink carnations Valentine's Day card "Be My Valentine"
Double-click to see larger version I Country lane with flowers Victorian valentine card
Double-click to see larger version I Country lane with flowers Victorian valentine card
Two birds and blue flowers free valentine greeting card
Two birds and blue flowers free valentine greeting card
Pink and green peonies with gold moire background free Valentine's Day card
Pink and green peonies with gold moire background free Valentine's Day card
White lace, red and pink roses and two white doves free vintage valentine card
White lace, red and pink roses and two white doves free vintage valentine card
Morning glory free vintage valentine card with ribbon
Morning glory free vintage valentine card with ribbon
White dove with pink roses and blue flowers free Victorian valentines card
White dove with pink roses and blue flowers free Victorian valentines card
Green basket with purple chrysanthemums free vintage valentine card
Green basket with purple chrysanthemums free vintage valentine card
Free vintage violets valentines card with gold background
Free vintage violets valentines card with gold background
Blue ribbon with pink flowers vintage Valentine's Day cards
Blue ribbon with pink flowers vintage Valentine's Day cards
Vintage portrait with red and pink carnations Valentine's Day card "Be My Valentine"
Vintage portrait with red and pink carnations Valentine's Day card "Be My Valentine"

How to Make Your Own Victorian Valentine Cards

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

2. To download, pick a thumbnail version of any of the vintage Valentine cards in the right column. When you click on one of the thumbnails, it will appear larger.

3. If you have a PC, right-click and save the final version of the Victorian valentine card artwork to your hard drive. If you have a Mac, control-click the image until a pop-up menu appears that gives you the option to save it.

4. If you have access to a greeting card template, just follow its instructions. If you don't, simply insert the art you want on your greeting card into a MS Word, Open Office or other type of word processing software, re-size it to fit onto the cover of blank greeting cardstock (see below for examples) and then print it on card stock or heavy paper. You'll be cutting this out and pasting it onto the cover of your card, so make sure the art is small enough to fit. To be safe, size the art no more than two-thirds the width of the blank card (and even less if you follow the tip below about putting colored paper underneath the image).

You can then cut the printed version with a paper cutter, pinking shears or a craft knife and ruler. Once you have a neat square or rectangle cut around the image, it can be pasted to the front of blank card stock, similar to the types shown below on this page.

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* You can cut colored or glitter paper to a shape and size slightly larger than your image and glue it underneath your Valentine card art. This will from a border around your image give your card a more professional appearance.

* Use glitter to highlight some areas of your artwork -- but don't use too much. Light applications in just a few places will give a nice effect without warping the card stock. You can use glitter pens or light brushes of glue topped with loose glitter. See below for samples.

* Don't use liquid or gel glue to paste your vintage Valentine card images to the card stock; that will cause warping. Use some form of dry adhesive instead. There are some samples in the supplies section below.

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Supplies for Making Your Own Victorian Valentine Cards

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PeacefulWmn9 7 years ago from Michigan

I love most things vintage. These card graphics are beautiful. I think I'll go the home-made route. The tips are appreciated, too!

Karen


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WordPlay 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Thanks, PeacefulWmn9! I hope you enjoy using the graphics. :-)


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

These are very quaint graphics which hark at Old World romance! Thanks for sharing and now I'm off to choosing which I like the best for Valentine! :D


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WordPlay 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

You're welcome, Cris. Happy Valentine's Day!


Nancy ward 7 years ago

Hi!

Today I [psted an entry on my blog with a link to the Valentine posts.

Would you let me know if that's OK?

Thanks,

Nancy Ward

http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com


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WordPlay 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Hi, Nancy. It's wonderful that you posted links to those hubs. Thanks! My only fear is that the particular URL you used won't be effective in a few days because HubPages rearranges their content navigation frequently. So the pages that come up at that URL today might not come up tomorrow. Use this URL instead: http://vintageholidaycrafts.com/free-clip-art/

I'll also leave the URL on your blog. :-)


Kaycee 6 years ago

I love vintage valentines and these are generic enough that I can make cards from them for my sons. Thank you for making these available for everyone to use.


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WordPlay 6 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

You're welcome, Kaycee. I hope you and your sons have a great Valentine's Day!


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restoremyheart 6 years ago

I like Victorian Cards. Thank for sharing:)


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WordPlay 6 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

You're welcome. :-)


MIta 6 years ago

This link

http://hubpages.com/holidays/victorian-valentines-... and all the others in this page you can not ckick on and make it bigger.

Hugs Lovely page


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WordPlay 6 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Thanks, Mita. You reminded me that I have to change the instructions, because HubPages has changed the way they present images. I changed it on this page and now I only have about 70 more hubs to go. ::sigh::


met 4 years ago

thank you for the images-they are perfect. i work at a nursing home and i am going to print these and decorate with them. i know they will be greatly appreciated.


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WordPlay 4 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

How wonderful, met! I'm delighted they'll be used for such a good purpose. Thanks for letting me know. :-)


Pat C. 3 years ago

Nice to "see" you again, Carla.: ) Thank you for this beautiful collection of Valentines... I love Victorian graphics, especially in cards and scraps. xoxo

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