This 1950s cutout card picturing a cup and saucer and the message “We belong together” sold this year for 50 cents. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

This 1950s cutout card picturing a cup and saucer and the message “We belong together” sold this year for 50 cents. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Handwritten Valentine notes in America date back to the 1740s

Before boxes of 25 cards for Valentine’s Day were sold in stores, Americans made their own.

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