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Roses, champagne, chocolate, trench foot, jewelry. One of these things is not like the other, and yet…

This Valentine’s Day the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City is opening up its vault of WWI poems, wartime love letters, and romantic postcards to help out those already lucky in love and those hoping to shooting their shot on Cupid’s day.

From the somewhat confusing postcards of a putti-esque babe dressed in uniform—à la the 2008 E-Trade commercials—to postcards advising soldiers to keep it tight (just how many men were gaining weight on the Western Front from stress-eating hardtack and Bully beef that this needed to become a postcard?), the museum has the right card—or message—for you.