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Esther Howland set about to make a better Valentine
By Larry LeMasters Esther Howland (1828-1904) has been called the “Mother of the American Valentine.” Howland, an artist and businesswoman, did not invent Valentine’s Day cards, but she did make them popular in America and helped boost the fledging greeting card industry of the late 1800s. Born i
2/4/2021