Sunday, February 14, 2016

...a vampire Valentine on Vampire's Day...


“I have crossed oceans of time to find you.”

~ Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)



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Today is the Fifth Annual Vampire's Day Soiree  at Holly’s Horrorland! I've been preparing for the virtual party all week. As I planned my post, I awoke to the most perfect mind-hijacking and then revised everything. 

I love vampires! I don't have any friends who aren't aware of this. So on this morning that to most is considered Valentine's Day, I received a Vampire Valentine! That made me think that this would be the perfect time to post all those old weird vintage Valentines. 

 
From a quick search on the web, I found a great deal of Bela Lugosi love (duh! Who doesn't love the King of Vampires himself!)  


 Some of the vintage cards resembled Bela Lugosi but I'm pretty sure they were just intended to be "Dracula".


 But then I discovered that while we don't often give these fabulous Valentines as often now since everything is so virtual, there are several more contemporary valentines out there. Again, a quick search on the web led me to the following:





 The last one (the bat hugging the heart) is a Save the Date card which makes me swoon thinking that these two possibly used this as a wedding announcement! It could be easily altered to be a Vampire Valentine!

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Happy Vampire's Day




 

17 comments:

  1. Happy Vampires Day to you, too, my dear! That save the date card it awesome.

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    1. I think I might need that card reproduced in my life somehow ;)

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  2. How perfect, a bit of romance and vampires seems a brilliant combination on this day. I've loved visiting your party post.

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    1. Thanks, Jane K. I suppose I'm a little bit romance and a lot vampires everyday. It's fun to have a little soiree though ;)

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  3. What a perfect post! That Vampire Valentine is adorable and I love the vintage ones! The wedding announcement is brilliant! I really love it! Happy Vampire's Day!

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    1. Thanks! Happy Vampire's Day to you too!

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  4. Those are some awesome vintage cards!!

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    1. Me too! They're a little bit creepy... just like love! ;)

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  5. Love all the cards, the vintage and the (so funny) contemporary ones.

    Happy Vampire's Day Soirée! ☻

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    1. I love them too. They're a bit off but I like that even more :D

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  6. I LOVE vintage Valentine's cards and you've just made a great thing even better by adding vamps into the mix! Happy Vampire's Day!!

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    1. Ha, thanks! Vampires + My Heart = several sizes larger

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  7. Vintage Vampire cards!!! oh wow! Treasures!!!!! I penpal and cards & paper are alive and beating!
    Love your blog and happy to visit! xo

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    1. Thanks, Debi.

      I don't exactly have penpals but I do write some of my blogger friends. And, I was super tempted to share my Christmas cards for 2016 (which I've already ordered out of the UK and they arrived last week... yep, I plan ahead). They have vampires and a big of Christmas romance. It took everything in me to keep them to myself so that they would be a surprise :D

      Thanks for visiting! Happy Vampire's Day.

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  8. We so need more cards like these. Thank you for enlightening us :D XXX

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  9. Drac looks like he's saying "please eat a tic tac before we neck" lol. Love him and the cards! I also love the batty baubles in your pre-party posts!

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  10. 'I Loved You in Vein' is priceless! Probably make a great t-shirt. LOL Nice necklaces you've added to your collection recently, too!

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