What Kind of Valentine’s Card Will You Send This Year?

Our Valentine’s Day cards – often inexpensive, mass-produced greetings that are distributed by schoolchildren to their classmates – do not resemble the Valentine’s Day cards of the past. In Victorian times, Valentine’s cards were often handcrafted works of art decorated with lace, silk, satin, flowers, feathers, and gold leaf. The types of cards sent varied greatly, and included:

  • Acrostic valentines in which the first letter of each line of verse spelled out
    the name of the recipient.
  • Puzzle purse valentines contained a puzzle – many folds of verses –
    that were meant to be read in a specific order.
  • Rebus valentines had verses that omitted words and replaced them with
    tiny pictures.
  • Mechanical valentines allowed the reader to pull a tab to move a figure
    or object in the card.

The diversity of Valentine’s Day cards reflected the desire of every sender to tailor a card that was perfectly suited to his or her sweetheart.

Similarly, the diversity of investments available in the markets helps us tailor a portfolio that meets your needs. While there is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns, outperform a non-diversified portfolio, or protect against market risk, diversity can help manage fluctuation in the value of your portfolio.

Happy Valentine’s Day From All Of Us At Bradley Wealth!