Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cupid is Putrid: Twisted Valentine's Day Cards

I'm a little late to the game; as I post this, Valentine's Day is just about over. However, I can't let it go by without posting some of these great vintage cards I found via Flickr. There were lots of cute V-Day cards featuring fuzzy animals and Peanuts characters back in the day and when I was growing up. However, these define explanation--they're just downright creepy; sure to scare your Valentine rather than put them in the mood for sexy times. Some of them leave me so speechless they're best presented without commentary. 

Via pageofbats, flickr
Nothing says romance like an arm bathed in blood while doing a little butchery.
Via It's Just Jack, flickr

Via It's Just Jack, flickr

Via It's Just Jack, flickr
Via It's Just Jack, flickr
Via It's Just Jack, flickr

Via It's Just Jack, flickr
Via It's Just Jack, flickr
Via It's Just Jack, flickr
Via It's Just Jack, flickr
Something about this illustration reminds me of Eraserhead; never a good thing. 

Via It's Just Jack, flickr
What is it with these creepy characters in some of these cards? This butler has crazy eyes; I'm deeply suspicious about the origins of the heart he's carrying. 
Via It's Just Jack, flickr
Via It's Just Jack, flickr
I think the best thing about this card is that it was a Hallmark.

I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

All of these images are mine, BTW. People are grabbing them from my page which is fine, as long as they give me credit for finding and buying these things.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kipling_west/collections/72157626000075386/

Vitgo said...

Ha! These are awesome! I can't believe you found so many. I stumbled on another blog today that had some wild Easter images - also culled from Flickr. Who knew it was such a hotbed of vintage depravity?

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