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Valentines for the Teacher

The Forties

War Time
Let the Baby Boom begin!

During World War II, although paper was in short supply, love for the teacher was not. The Valentine tradition continued but often with recycled cards. It was considered supportive of the war effort to re-use and resend old cards. Children often cut up the prettier parts of some cards and pasted the pieces on other old cards or on colored paper. In the latter part of the decade, card companies, such as Whitman, began publishing boxed sets of cards for children to cut out and assemble.
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