Kiss Kiss Bang Bang! A Collection of Gun-Themed Vintage Valentines!

Valentine’s Day is a big deal here at Custom Serenade. Personally, one of my favorite things associated with this romantic holiday are vintage cards, and I have a special affinity for the strange ones. In perusing numerous old valentines, I started noticing that tucked amongst the flowers and cute puns were a lot of guns. Yes, that’s right, guns! And ammo! And even artillery! Deadly weapons don’t seem like natural companions for hearts and candy, but the past often seems weird, and weird is good, right? So, here for your viewing pleasure, is a collection of gun-themed vintage valentine cards.  If you’d like to celebrate VTD with a little less explosive powder and a lot more romance, consider ordering a custom song from us!

vintage valentine #1
Nothing says love like being hunted by a bug-eyed boy with a loaded rifle!

…except maybe being held at gunpoint by someone in a black mask.

strange vintage valentine #2

strange vintage valentine

Perhaps the abundance of available gun puns is the reason that they were so popular?

But then they struck gold with “aim”…

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Finally, we have two suicide-themed valentines.

Pretty sick, huh?
If you enjoyed these vintage valentines and want to see something equally bizarre, check out this post that features meat-themed valentines! If you’re looking for a fantastic Valentine’s Day gift that doesn’t involve meat or guns, how about a ordering a custom song? Regardless, I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day full of cards, music, and love!


Vintage Father’s Day Cards

Here at Custom Serenade, we’re into ways of expressing gratitude for any and all holidays. Thus, we have here for your viewing pleasure, a collection of vintage Father’s Day cards. If you’re looking for a unique and awesome way to express yourself on Father’s Day, consider getting a custom song from us!


Buttonholin’ Ya vintage card

Buttonholin' Vintage Father's Day Card


Let’s fuss over ya! Father’s Day card advertisement


Vintage Father's Day from Gibson


The ultra-classic vintage Father’s Day card!

Classic Father's Day Card

The word “Pop” shows up as a pun in many vintage Father’s Day cards.

POPulation Card


This one’s for the cowboy/pilot/farmer/sailor dad!

Airplane Father's Day


Father’s Day is a time to honor the man who helped raise you and who loves you unconditionally. There are many ways of doing that, but cards have been a tried and true staple of this holiday. We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of vintage Father’s Day cards, and that you’ll find many wonderful ways to tell your dad how you feel about him. If you need help with that task, we’re here for you! At Custom Serenade, we write and record songs for any occasion. Give us a little information about your dad, and we’ll turn that information into a song that’ll be the hit of the party! We’ve done some great Father’s Day songs in the past, and would love to work on one with you! Just follow this link for more information. Happy Father’s Day!

Wow! You never sausage a valentine! A collection of meat themed Vintage Valentines

Valentine’s Day is a big part of what we do here at Custom Serenade, so we did a little research into the holiday and were surprised to find an assortment of bizarre vintage valentine’s day cards that featured hot dogs and other kinds of meat! We’re not sure what this says about our most romantic holiday, but here for your viewing pleasure is an assortment of meat themed vintage valentines. If you like your valentines with a little less cholesterol and a lot more romance, trying ordering a custom song from us!

Pork Vintage Valentines

Vintage Valentine-Hot Dog Kisses
Hot Dog Valentine
Vintage Valentine: Hot Dog Mustard Pun
I Mustard-mit
Vintage Valentine Bring home the bacon
My bloody valentine taken a little too literally, here we get bacon straight from the source
You add spice in my life
Hot Dog Valentine number 3
Don't like to grill you...
Love will eat itself!
That aint no baloney
This valentine features a hot dog and baloney!
and that aint no baloney
Here’s a straight baloney valentine
Let's be frank...
Another “Let’s Be Frank” valentine
Slicing baloney is not my line
Slicing Baloney Valentine
The wurst part is the wait'in
Our first bratwurst entry!
Straight sausage no pun
Love in a Sausage
A better version of the last entry

Vintage Steak and Red Meat Valentines

I'll stake my heart on you
Super creepy steak valentine

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Hot Dog!
Another hot dog valentine
I'll veal so happy
This is just plan sick
Grinding out a wish...
Ground beef valentine
Burning for you
I often wondered where Blue Oyster Cult got their inspiration.
I'd like to meat a valentine
An all encompassing meat valentine!

My Favorite Christmas Song

My favorite Christmas song? It’s hard to say, but I’m going with this one.

For starters, I like the way it sounds. I like the chord progression and the melody. Two minor chords careening into each other like adolescent slam dancers, then morphing into their relative major compatriots. It’s like dreaming that you are falling, bracing yourself, and then landing gently in your bed.

Then there are the lyrics. “When the clock is striking 12, when I’m fast asleep.” When I was a kid, the late hours of the night represented mystery. A time in which the unexpected and unimaginable had parties. A place that I couldn’t at a young age reach. To me, it was a parallel to the seasonal legend of the North Pole with its elves making toys, and stables of noble flying reindeer.

But what I really love about this song is that I see it as the last stand of a name that is becoming increasingly obscure. Although our modern understanding of Santa comes from a river with many tributaries, St. Nicholas of Myra is a hefty benchmark. He was the Turkish boy saint who threw sacks of gold into the chimneys of the downtrodden. It is certainly no leap to a guy writing a blog post that the name Santa Claus is a derivative of Sinter Klass, which to my understanding is the Dutch translation of St. Nick. When I was growing up Santa Claus and St. Nicholas were synonymous, and “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” was as commonly heard as “Winter Wonderland”. Not so anymore. In fact I hardly ever hear the song unless I seek it out. I attribute this to the secularization of Christmas: the current shift is to celebrate the winter holidays without the religious connotations. I support this. I would like to be able to sing Christmas songs in public schools and say “Merry Christmas” without feeling like I’m stepping on anyone’s toes – both of which might be possible were Christmas viewed in a largely secular fashion. However, I’m also intrigued with the evolution of the holiday and of the Santa Claus character, and I hate to see us lose sight of yet another of his shaping factors. Plus, I miss hearing this song on the radio.

Happy Holidays.

Songs called “Halloween”

Sonic Youth
The Misfits
King Diamond
Siouxie and the Banshees
Zoogz Rift
Dead Kennedys
MX-80 Sound
The Meg and Dia Band
Dave Matthews Band
Rob Zombie
Chris Garneau
Ryan Adams
The Gaslight Anthem
Alkaline Trio
Mudhoney (Sonic Youth Cover)
Steven Lynch
Grant Lee Buffalo
Halloween, Alaska
Jason Webley
Lupen Crook
Christy MacColl
Green Apple Quick Step
Gary Numan
Jonathan Larson
Dark Moor
Soda Jerk
Glass Candy
The Dreamer And The Sleeper
Florrible And Misrabella
Soapbox Paradox
David Roth
Dream Syndicate
Status Quo
South Jersey Seashore Lifeguard Convention Band
Drop Kick Murphys (Misfits Cover)