Sarah Jones
Educational Program coordinator, 308.865.8284

Red and pink paper will be crafted into handmade Victorian Valentine’s Day cards at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Frank House program on Saturday, Feb. 5.

The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the UNK Frank House, which is located on the UNK West Campus. The program is free and open to the public; however, donations to the Frank House are always accepted.

Connie Wine of Kearney, who conducts the annual workshop, will instruct participants on techniques for creating Valentine’s Day cards. Each participant will have the opportunity to make two greeting cards. All supplies will be provided at no charge.

Participants are asked to pre-register by Wednesday, Feb. 2, because attendance is limited. Participants can pre-register by calling the Frank House at 308.865.8284.

“The Valentine’s card-making workshop is a perennial favorite at the Frank House,” said Sarah Jones, UNK Frank House director. Card workshops are hosted at the Frank House in the spring and in the fall, with holiday card-making in the fall and Valentine’s Day cards in the spring.

According to Jones, approximately 141 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.

“Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century,” Jones said. “By the middle of the 18th century, it was common for friends and lovers in all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes.”

Victorian Valentines is one in a series of Saturdays at the Frank House presentations. For more information on Saturdays at the Frank House events, visit