Valentine’s Day has a mysterious history. Some historians say that we started celebrating a day for Saint Valentine (or Valentinus) after she died in A.D. 270. But the holiday nevertheless disappeared for awhile, for unknown reasons.
What we do know, is that Valentine’s Day has been celebrated on February 14th for the last few centuries. So, why not commemorate this year with vintage Valentine’s Day commodities?
If you can’t stop in to Rubber Soul Vintage in San Diego, CA, there are some other alternatives to support small businesses. Like Etsy: the online hub for vintage and handmade goods and services. A simple search for “Valentine’s Day” on the site can inspire you to celebrate today with vintage style.
You can find vintage cards, pink teapots, feminine aprons, heart-trimmed shoes, lipstick-colored clothing, and much more. The downside? You can’t try things on and inspect for yourself and many items cannot be returned. But perhaps if the price is right, it may be worth the risk.