A collection of Valentine cards and letters describing the trials and tribulations of Victorian lovers has been uncovered by an historian. The cards, which feature lace, cherubs and declarations such as "my heart is yours forever", were found at the Glamorgan Archives.
One series of letters sees a young man announce his engagement in one only to retract it, citing "money matters".
The archive is opening its new home to the public in the spring.
Archivist Heather Mountjoy said the cards were all hand-made and in a very different style to modern cards, lacking hearts or much red decoration.
You can read more and even see pictures of some of the Victorian Valentines at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/8509023.stm.