Whether you find Valentine's Day to be a phony addition to your holiday calendar or are a hopeless romantic and celebrates Feb. 14 like its own Christmas, you can't deny the joy of childhood's Valentines. If you want to relive days where everyone had at least 20 Valentine's Day cards, there are nostalgic Valentines you can still buy. There are cards and candies that might remind you of the time you had a full Valentine's Day mailbox next to your cubby in elementary school. These cards are frozen in time and, you guessed it, still in stock. Let them take you back to the days when all we knew about love was that you showed it by passing out chocolates.
Forget the fancy restaurant reservations and the silky dresses and the expensive bottles of champagne. Shower your sweet with cards that make you pine for yesteryear. Going all out is cool, but throwing it back is kind of sentimental. And isn't that what Valentine's Day is all about? Write a love letter tucked in one of the many Disney themed tear our cards your mom bought at CVS for you to hand out to your whole class. Distribute them amongst the office, like it's 1994, or tuck them in corners of your significant other's apartment. There are plenty of ways you can get cute about Valentine's Day — just like how it was way back when.
Vintage 1993 Walt Disney's Beauty And The Beast Valentine's Day Cards Sealed In box
Vintage 1993 Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast Valentines Day Cards, $18, Etsy
Are these the kind of cards you remember most? Mini stationary sets to pass out to everyone in your class? They may be out of stock at your CVS and instead replaced with Paw Patrol cards that make no nostalgic sense to you. But thanks to treasure troves like Etsy, you can find a few of these gems.
Peanuts® Classroom Valentine Set
Peanuts® Classroom Valentine Set, $19.50, Pottery Barn Kids
Remember Charlie Brown?! You can still treat others to this classic Valentine thanks to Pottery Barn Kids.
Time Machine To The '90s Valentine Card Pack
Time Machine to the 90s Valentine card pack, $10, Etsy
This is ~everything~ a 90s Valentine's Day spent in school was all about. Get your hands on a Jurassic Park Valentine but don't send it to your T-Ex.
Vintage 1990 Looney Tunes Valentine's Day Tunnel Of Love Tin Container Empty Candy Tin 90s Brachs
Vintage 1990 Looney Tunes Valentines Day Tunnel of Love Tin Container Empty Candy Tin 90s Brachs, $15.70, Etsy
This tin may no longer be sold with candy, but it's the perfect vessel to fill with candy hearts.
Vintage Sealed Puppies Valentine Stickers '90s 1990s
Vintage Sealed Puppies Valentine Stickers 90s 1990s, $6.50, Etsy
These stickers were plastered all over the Valentine's mailbox. They're perfect for that friend of yours who has turned into a devoted dog mom.
1990's Vintage Lisa Frank Valentines Stickers
1990's Vintage Lisa Frank Valentines Stickers, $19.98, Etsy
Bow down to Lisa Frank.
Valentine Retro Candy Assortments
Valentine Retro Candy Assortment, $36.70, Shop.com
What is Valentine's Day if not the perfect reason to stay in with a bucket of candy? While there are a lot of great new candies on the market, there's nothing like the brands you used to stock up on for some serious Valentine nostalgia.
Necco Original Conversation Hearts
Necco Original Conversation Hearts, $5.59, Retro Candy Online
There have been tons of updates when it comes to messages on candy hearts. But none are as sweet as the original sentiments.
1997 Marvel Spider Man 30 Valentine's Cards Factory Sealed Box Vintage Holographic Foil Set Lot Spiderman Comic Book Hero Superhero '90s Rare
1997 Marvel Spider Man 30 Valentine's Cards Factory Sealed Box Vintage Holographic Foil Set Lot Spiderman Comic Book Hero Superhero 90s Rare, $7.46, Etsy
For the comic book lover in your life, or even if that's you, there's no shortage on rare Spiderman Valentines.
Vintage Greeting Cards, 28 Cards, Vintage Birthday Valentine's Easter Christmas Get Well and Blank Cards, Betty Poop Birthday Card 1960s-90s
Vintage Greeting Cards, 28 Cards, Vintage Birthday Valentine's Easter Christmas Get Well and Blank Cards, Betty Poop Birthday Card 1960s-90s, $16, Etsy
Want to throw it back a little farther? These cards from the 1960s to the 1990s will hopefully suffice!
Vintage '90s Children's Valentines Cards NFL Football Quarterbacks
Vintage 90s Childrens Valentines Cards NFL Football Quarterbacks, $13.95, Etsy
For your one and only ~teammate~.
Vintage Barbie Valentines, 1990s Barbie Mattel, Classroom Set, New Old Stock, Valentines Day Barbie Cards, Cute '90s Valentines, In Package
Vintage Barbie Valentines, 1990s Barbie Mattel, Classroom Set, New Old Stock, Valentines Day Barbie Cards, Cute 90s Valentines, In Package, $11.95, Etsy
Barbie might have grown up with us, but you can still reminisce over vintage Barbie Valentines!
90s Vintage PEZ Dispenser & Candy, VALENTINE'S DAY Pez Collector, Happy Valentin's Day Pink on Red, No Feet, 1996
90s Vintage PEZ Dispenser & Candy, VALENTINE'S DAY Pez Collector, Happy Valentin's Day Pink on Red, No Feet, 1996, $12, Etsy
Who needs a dozen roses when you can have one PEZ dispenser from the '90s?