Valentine’s Day at Doggie Daycare

At Bark Avenue Daycamp, every year doggie daycare is full of extra love on Valentine’s Day! We love all our clients, furry and not! And we want to be your place for dog day camp, dog training, dog boarding, and dog grooming whether you live in Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, St. Charles, Elgin, or Schaumburg. You can customize your dog’s experience with us to meet your and your dog’s needs.

Remember elementary school, when you would hand out valentines to all the kids in your class? At Bark Avenue, we also do a Paw’lentine Gift Exchange that our doggie daycare clients love participating in!

The History of Valentine’s Day Cards

The first Valentine’s cards were sent in the 18th century. Initially, these were handmade efforts, love notes, often with a few lines of poetry and decorated with flowers and hearts. In the early 19th century advances in printing and manufacturing, enabled the mass production of Valentine’s cards, and the implementation of standardized postage rates and postage stamps in the mid-1800s meant a person could mail a card or letter for as little as a penny.

In 1913, Hallmark produced their first Valentine’s card, representing a key development in the commercialization of Valentine’s Day.  Following World War II, elementary schools encouraged kids to give and receive valentines from their fellow students, and card manufacturers gladly produced packaged sets of twenty or thirty valentines (including one special card for the teacher).

We’re not in elementary school anymore but you can still send a smile to someone special with one of these vintage dog-themed Valentine’s Day cards. Simply download these images, and send them to your sweetheart via text, or email. And for those who like the old-school method, print them out and slip them in your special someone’s locker.

Happy Valentine’s Day! 🐶💘

Let us love on your pet! At Bark Avenue Daycamp, we want to help our clients with all their dog care needs, whether it is doggie day care, dog training, or dog grooming. If you live in Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, St. Charles, Elgin, or Schaumburg and are looking for dog care near me or dog trainers near me, call us at (630) 289-8470 or contact us online.