Esther Howland (1828–1904) was an artist and businesswoman who was
responsible for popularizing Valentine's Day greeting cards in America.
Esther Allen Howland was born in 1828 at 16 Summer Street in Worcester,
Massachusetts. She was a pioneer in the American valentine manufacturing
Feb 4, 2014 ... Mount Holyoke alumna Esther Howland (1847) created the first American
Valentine's Day card, launching what is today a multi-billion-dollar ...
Esther Howland, daughter of a Worcester, Massachusetts, stationery store owner
is credited as one of the first “to harness Cupid for commercial purposes” and ...
Feb 14, 2014 ... Esther Howland was called 'The Mother of the American Valentine,' but a more
accurate description might have been 'Mother of the American ...
Feb 9, 2016 ... This Esther Howland valentine, circa 1875, features a message inside: “You say
my heart, my too fond heart, Is cold, my dear, to you; Ah! canst ...
The idea of mass-producing valentine cards began with a young woman named
Esther Howland (1828-1904).
Feb 14, 2011 ... That America's first widely mass-produced valentines were designed by a woman
named Esther Howland in her workshop on Summer Street?
Esther Howland was a visionary who had a lasting impact upon Valentine history.
While she was not the first to create Valentines in America, she is credited with ...
Feb 9, 2016 ... Somewhere in Southern California during the early 90s, I had a mini Valentine's-
Day-themed mailbox placed on my elementary school desk.