A Valentines Day Pep Talk

Valentines Day cartoon 1940

Looking for ways to perk up your Valentines Day?

The internet is awash with sensual suggestions on how to spice up your romantic life, from erotic toys to lingerie but surprisingly nary a mention is given to the potent and passionate power of a cup of hot tea to revive your love life.

Learn how tea came to the rescue of a hopeless wallflower.

You Haven’t a Chance at Love

It was tragic indeed.

The heroine of this 1940 sob story, an advertisement for tea,  had been the victim of a cruel, heartless Valentines Day joke.

Yes sir, there would be no Dick for our listless sob sister Sue,

Tea to the Rescue

Lucky for her, her Mom had the solution.

vintage cartoon romance

Vintage Ad for Tea 1940

All she needed was some perking up and apparently, tea was the ticket.

No green drinks or energy smoothies for her! Tea worked wonders with all kinds of athletes and men in high pressured jobs and it would work wonders on girls too!

Vintage Ad for Tea 1940

Vintage Ad for Tea 1940

Several cups of the hot cheery drink later and our heroine was quite the whirlwind! If tea is so good for athletes, heck it must be good for girls too!

Vintage cartoon from ad couples dancing

Vintage Ad for Tea 1940

Tea had turned our Sue into a real temptress- she’d really learned how to get ol’ Dick to stand up and pay attention!

Happy Valentines Day!

Copyright (©) 2022 Sally Edelstein All Rights Reserved



  1. Oh, dear! My college major was English/Journalism/Advertising Copywriting, with the intent to end up writing such twaddle for big bucks! Fortunately for me, Uncle Sam intervened, decided it was time for me to serve. (I volunteered, which allowed me a choice – I was a US Army motion picture photographer in then-West Germany.)

    I never wrote a single advertisement after college classes, though the training served me well for writing reports, now, writing my blog posts. My twaddle now brings in no money, perhaps all the better for my soul!

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  2. As a kid I really wanted to go into advertising and be both copywriter and art director. Get to do it both here!


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