Today, I noticed pink and red “mailboxes” around my office. Baskets of store bought Valentines sit next to the boxes and signs encourage employees to send kind words to friends and co-workers. The little cards brought back memories of elementary school and annual Valentine’s day celebrations that featured card swaps, glittery crafts and too much candy. I immediately became nostalgic for those simpler days and the tiny, charming cards.
It seems like I’m not the only one that longs for a sweet Valentine’s Day card. Papyrus, Paper Source and other websites offer an array of Valentines that range from sweet to bordering on vulgar.
However, I was most impressed with the amazing selection of well crafted cards on Etsy. I love Sparrow Nest Script‘s eco-friendly greeting cards and their witty words of love. Kitschy Hippo‘s “California Love” card has a retro, vintagy feel that I love and Steel Petal Press‘ graphic heart card offers a true alternative to classic, sugary sweet Valentines.