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The Best & The Rest: Valentine’s Day Greetings…

Like any girl in her early twenties, mention the words ‘Valentine’s day’ to your friends and many different emotions will surface.  And depending on your current ‘status’, you too could be feeling anything from loved-up fairy-tale happiness (the rest of us despise you people by the way), bitterness, anticipation, or my personal current favorite, indifference. 

I will openly admit there have been times, in my 23 years, where I jumped on the ‘I hate V-Day’ bandwagon, the loved up years, and the awkward date year (don’t ask).  And now, where the thought of going out for dinner, or to the cinema to see some forced romantic film (this year, the movie of choice being offered is ‘The Vow’ by the way, just so you can avoid it) fills me with absolute dread.  My best valentine’s days have been when partying with my friends, and embracing all the tackiness that St. Valentine has ultimately bestowed on us.   And while in my Uni days, I lived with three print designers, I did find a new respect for the effort that goes in to designing greetings cards, and how a truly perfect one from a friend can really touch you.

So this year, I am championing card-giving, and have found some absolute crackers.  So even if you are feeling a little bitter this year, how about turn that frown upside down and send some original, funny, or inventive cards to your nearest and dearest.  I have found the following gems, and I do hope you like them as much as I do.

The card I plan on sending Olly Murs, available from Paperchase

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The card I am reserving for my ultra-cute Delivery guy…

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And this year’s piece de la resistance, the 7p, Asda Smart price card.  Hey, money can’t buy love after all.

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And for my fellow Geordie Shore fans…

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And finally, for those of you who want some true originality, check out Little Ginger*’s limited edition card service…

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One comment on “The Best & The Rest: Valentine’s Day Greetings…

  1. blondekatie
    February 6, 2012

    eww The Vow looks sickening! Cute cards though, I love a good bear pun.

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