I found an amazing historical video on the Hallmark website today. It is the amazing story of Esther Howland who made and sold handcrafted Valentines in the 1840's. You will be stunned by the creativity of this Massachusetts woman whose father owned a stationery store. Her cards sold for $5-$10 and her yearly sales were over $50,000. Can you imagine? I haven't made many cards but I think I will get my stamps, lace and fibers out and see what my daughter and I can come up with.