• Looking for a big compilation of free Valentines Cards and sweet examples of Love poems for Valentines Day?
• Before embarking on the journey down this free Valentines Day cards gallery, we'd like to share with you some insights into the symbolic meaning of some of the typical elements you'll find on Valentines Cards, namely angels and roses. What are they doing there and what do they mean? Read on and find out!
Many vintage Valentine cards feature sweet little angels typically naked or covering their privates with a strategically well placed piece of cloth. (You know, full heads on nakedness wouldn't go well in the old uptight Victorian England in the 1900s)
Anyway, if you see an angel on a Valentines Day card that is holding a bow and arrow, you are probably looking at a symbolic representation of the god Cupid.
The sweet Cupid like figure has two mythological roots - a Roman and Greek.
In Roman mythology Cupid (or Amor) is the son of Venus (Goddess of love and beauty). Cupid is also all about love but he is less platonic that his famous mother. You see, Cupid is the God of passionate love, affectionate desire and eroticism.
In Greek mythology our sweet, round and well-nourished angel is called Eros and anyone who happens to be shot by one of Eros' piercing arrows will be filled with lust, passion and desire.
A hundred plus years ago the men were always the 'hunters' - the ones to send Valentines Day cards to the women they fancied. For a woman to send a man Valentine greeting would have been a bit too bold back in the Victorian days.
Therefore on Valentine pictures the happy chubby Cupid will often be aiming at the woman in order for her to finally open her eyes get caught by a hurricane of desire for the lucky man who sent the card.
Just like small angels, the rose is a very popular mythological symbol.
The goddess of love and beauty, Venus (in Roman mythology), Aphrodite (in Greek mythology) was really into roses. So much so that that a rose was her 'earthy' representation or symbol.
Now if you're considering sending the person of your dreams one or a few roses, it might be wise to get yourself acquainted with the symbolic meaning of their colors.
You see, sending a yellow rose conveys entirely different intentions than sending your prospected lover a pink or red rose.
And surely, you don't want to say "I want to be your friend" when you actually mean, "God, I fancy you and want you now!"
So enlighten yourself and find out the the meaning of the color of the roses:
The symbolic meaning of red roses on Valentines: "I hold you dear and love you! Will you be mine for Valentine?"
The symbolic meaning of deep pink roses or coral roses on Valentines: "Geez, you're hot! I want you ... now!"
The symbolic meaning of light pink roses on Valentines: "You're a real cutie pie! Will you be my sweetheart?"
The symbolic meaning of white roses on Valentines: "You're serene like an angel. May I have the pleasure of gallantly escorting you on Valentine's Day?"
The symbolic meaning of yellow roses on Valentines: "You're my best friend, like a sister to me. Shall we drop the whole senseless Valentine stuff, drink a beer and watch a movie?"
The symbolic meaning of blue roses on Valentines: "I don't know why I bother, you're unattainable and too good for me anyway!"
Okay enough talk for now!
Leaving the scene for some lovely Valentine Cards - some of which are also of so high a quality that they are ideal as printable Valentines cards. (Please note that while we encourage you to use these Valentine cards for your private endeavors, they are not to be used for commercial purposes. Thank you!)
'May all the Valentine days to come bring to you the loving thoughts and good wishes that will make you happy.'
'I scorn you love in a cottage
They're all out of style you know
But since I'm in love with you awfully
We'll have it in a bungalow'
'Either rain or shine
Or any other weather
Would suit me fine,
If we could be together'
'To my Valentine'
'To my Valentine'
'My dearest Miss
I send thee a kiss'
'My heart to you
My Valentine true'
'Be assured 'tis you or none
That I love and love alone'
'To my best Love'
'Take my heart, for it is thine,
And let me be your Valentine'
'Endless Valentine Thoughts'
'To my Love'
'A rose for you
My Valentine true'
'I ask this boon in friendship's name
Will you be my Valentine?'
'St. Valentine's Greeting'
'My dearest Valentine choose me.
I promise to be true to thee.'
'In summer or winter
No matter the weather.
Heart to heart dear one
We'll e'er cling together.'
'With Affection and Regard'
'Sweet heart of mine,
You are my Valentine'
'I want to send a Valentine
A pretty one to you
But it takes a lot of courage
Such a bold, bold thing to do.'
'On St. Valentines'
'Our hearts are light,
They Sail with ease.
Side by side
In love's fair breeze.'
'Hello-Hello darling mine
Will you be my valentine?'
'Only a kiss, but in it lies
The fate of fond hearts twain,
It brings them into Paradise
It fires their heart and brain.'
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