Shell’s interest in Valentine Cards began in 1938 with the innovative idea of sending Valentine greetings to lady customers, a tradition that continued until the 1970s. With witty rhymes on motoring and petrol themes, the cards did not declare the sender, but the verse would always end in ‘You can be sure of ...’.
This particular card references the end of wartime Pooled Petrol regulations in Great Britain.
You can read a transcription of the Valentine greeting on this card in the "Fact Sheets" section below.
At Last You Know – Shell Promotional Valentine’s Card
At last you know, my Valentine,
The news I’ve longed to bring.
Now let the petrol flow like wine,
Let joyful engines sing.
See! On the road each Pool has fled,
The sun has dried the showers;
We’ve many a carefree mile ahead,
The best of spirits ours.
So, off we’ll go, and – this we know –
We’ll motor far and well.
For every day is . . . . . Day now;
be sure of . . . . .
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