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How to show love on Valentine’s Day for less than a dollar

How to show love on Valentine’s Day for less than a dollar
Sometimes people will say that Valentine’s Day was created by greeting card companies just to make money. But the first mention of Valentine’s Day was actually in one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s poems from the 1380’s—over 500 years before Hallmark existed. In fact, way before manufactured cards and boxes of chocolate, people exchanged poems, love letters, and handmade cards for virtually no money at all. Read how to show your love on Valentine's Day for less than a dollar. Continue reading

February 2024: 29 Days of Love and Kindness

February 2024: 29 Days of Love and Kindness
Welcome to a month-long celebration of love, kindness, and the power of small gestures. This year I put together a 29 Days of Love and Kindness Calendar for us to do one kind thing each day for ourselves and others. Follow along with my calendar or get creative and make your own! The goal is to be as thoughtful and kind as possible for 29 days straight. Are you with me? Continue reading

First mention of Valentine’s Day in Chaucer's poem was like The Bachelorette TV show

First mention of Valentine’s Day in Chaucer's poem was like The Bachelorette TV show
If you’re single this year for Valentine’s Day, ditch the cheesy rom-coms where everyone falls in love, and join the birds in Chaucer's Parliament of Fowls poem as they hilariously navigate the complexities of love, courtship, and singlehood. Literature's earliest depiction of Valentine's Day is absurdly similar to The Bachelorette TV show except the bachelorette decides to stay single! Grab your favorite beverage and some popcorn and let’s break down the masterful wit of Geoffrey Chaucer... Continue reading

28 Days of Love: Write a love note a day in February

28 Days of Love: Write a love note a day in February

Do you need a way to beat the winter blues like I do? Join me in my 28 Days of Love Challenge in February! The challenge is simple, yet powerful: in February, write a love note to someone different every day. The act of expressing love and gratitude will uplift our spirits and bring joy to those around us. I've created a calendar in this blog post with a different person to write to each day, and I'll be posting reminders on social media to keep you on track. Follow me on Instagram or Facebook at @alisonrosevintage.

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The most romantic gift of all time

The most romantic gift of all time
When it comes to expressing your love and affection for someone, there are countless ways to do so—from grand gestures like planning a luxurious vacation to simple acts like cooking a homemade meal. But there is one gift that stands the test of time as the most romantic and heartfelt: a love letter. Read some examples and learn how to have your letter printed on handmade paper, a perfect gift for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or just because! Continue reading

Poems for every occasion from Alison Rose Vintage and R. Clift Poetry

Poems for every occasion from Alison Rose Vintage and R. Clift Poetry
Have you heard of R. Clift, The Constellation Poet? She’s a well-known poet, artist, and photographer with over 80,000 Instagram followers and admirers from all over the world. After years of thinking about how she could offer prints of her poetry, I am so thrilled that R. Clift is now working exclusively with me to design and print her words on handmade paper and cards. Our hope is that the R. Clift Poetry Collection will bring light and hope to you and your loved ones for every gift-giving occasion. Continue reading
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