Just a few days left before Valentine’s Day and I’ve got a special treat for you! I designed four new postcards which you can download for free, print as much copies as you like and give away to your loved ones on the day of hearts. And these four original designs were inspired by classic love songs I’ve always liked.
I grew up listening to the “oldies.” Music by Louis Armstrong, The Temptations, Frank Sinatra, Al Green and the Beach Boys, to name a few, would always be playing in our car stereo or my parents’ record player at home. I vividly remember being a little girl sitting on my dad’s lap out in the garden after dinner and listening to Louis Armstrong sing Gone Fishing or La Vie En Rose in the background. The classics, specifically those from the 50s and 60s, are a big part of my childhood. It’s one of those things my parents, brothers and I bond over. So listening to these songs have always given me that warm, fuzzy feeling like coming home after being away for a long time.
And those warm, fuzzy feelings are exactly what we all want to feel towards those we love this time of year. So why not spread the love through heartfelt notes and meaningful messages using these postcards!
Sweets For My Sweet
This fun classic pop song was released in 1961 by The Drifters and it’s interesting to know that this track features four female background vocals who, later on, all had their own hit records. One of them is the talented Dionne Warwick who many of you may know because of the song Say A Little Prayer. Click here to download this postcard.
La Vie En Rose
It means “Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses” and it was first released in 1947 by Édith Piaf. But in 1950, the great Louis Armstrong made a cover of it featuring his haunting trumpet performance. I think it’s one of the most romantic songs I’ve ever heard, both in lyric and music. Click here to download this postcard.
The Very Thought Of You
These words are from the song The Very Thought Of You, which was made popular by a number of brilliant artists such as Bing Crosby in 1934, Frank Sinatra in 1962 and Ella Fitzgerald in the same year. An instrumental version of it was featured in the movie Casablanca. More recently, Steve Tyrell covered this song as a duet with Robynn Kirmsse. Click here to download this postcard.
Let’s Stay Together
This R&B classic by recording artist, Al Green, is special to me and Kayo because it’s our song. Yes we have a song. We even danced our first dance as a married couple to this song and, on occasion, still dance to it. It came out in 1972 and has been wooing hearts since. Click here to download this postcard.
I hope you enjoy downloading and giving these away as much as I enjoyed making them. May your Valentines be full of magic and romance! Perhaps search these songs on Spotify or YouTube, listen to them with your special someone and let your hearts soar as the day you fell in love for the first time. <3
These postcards can be downloaded for free but if you are interested in having prints made, I accept special orders. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.