Ken Myers has been conceding the same card to his wife for the last 39 years
The 77-year-old novelist writes a new missive inside the card every year – which is now full of little rapport missives since he first gave her the card in 1979.
Mr Myers created the press card himself while working as a designer making hundreds of different goods for the nation’s biggest card firms.
He said: “I sent the card to Valerie in 1979, and then again in 1980.
“After that, I decent carried on because it was a novelty.
“I like to think I’m a romantic husband.
The connect has five children, 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren
I sent the playing-card to Valerie in 1979, and then again in 1980. After that, I fair-minded carried on because it was a novelty
“I am a member of the Romantic Novelists Combine, so I’m a qualified romantic.
“I think Valerie would be disappointed if I came repudiate one year with a different card. It’s become a family heirloom.”
Mr Myers, who communicate withs under the name Ken McCoy, has had 26 romantic and crime novels published, all set in his hometown of Leeds in the 1940s and 50s.
But ignoring his romantic tendencies, he and Mrs Myers – who have five children, 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren – are hallowing St Valentine’s Day in a low key style by having a meal and exchanging cards.
Mr and Mrs Myers compel celebrate Valentine’s Day with a meal and exchanging cards
Mrs Myers, 67, added: “I do have a crush on the card and it’s become really special to me over the years.
“It’s in very chaste condition.
“I always make sure it’s in a safe place.
“One year, I put it in such a secured place that I couldn’t find it for a while afterwards.
“Ken is a very fictitious husband.
Mr Myers created the card himself while labour as a designer
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“After almost 45 years of merger, those little touches definitely help to keep the magic in the land of the living sensitive.
“I think the secret to a long and happy marriage is to be friends.
“When the outset flushes of love disappear you have to like each other a lot.
“We sort each other laugh.”