Vintage Movable Review: Valentine Chalkboard Girl

I am a sucker for Valentine’s Day.  The declarations of love, the flowers, the candy, the cards.  There are many fine examples of pop-up and movable Valentine cards and love tokens.  One of my favorite examples is a design I received a few years ago that was created at the turn of the century in Germany.  A child stands facing a chalkboard and with the turn of the wheel they scrawl a message across the board.  As the viewer continues to turn the wheel along the edge of the card the child erases the words and then starts again.  A charmingly simple mechanism sharing a modest message – I love it.


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