5 Reasons Why You Should Send a Valentine's Card This Year

5 Reasons Why You Should Send a Valentine's Card This Year

Valentine's Day: a celebration of love and affection, is often associated with gifts, flowers, romantic (and overpriced) dinners and those kissy face emojis.

However, there's one timeless tradition that holds a special place in the hearts of many, and that’s the exchange of Valentine's Day cards. In this digital age where communication is instant, penning your feels on a card might seem old-school, but the tradition persists for good reason!

You’ll assume we have a vested interest in Valentine’s Cards, yes, we sell the sauciest and punny-est cards around(!), however, we also believe that giving Valentine's cards is a pretty smart and savvy move, find out why and enjoy a very short history lesson on Valentine’s Day history while you’re at it!

The History of Valentine’s Day

The history of Valentine's Day stems from rich ancient traditions, Christian influence, and romantic tales of love! From the fertility festivals of ancient Rome (don’t worry, we Googled it, so you don’t have to!) - these fertility festivals were pretty much street parties, observed annually on February 15, they were designed to purify the city while promoting health and fertility – fun!?, all the way to the underground marriages performed by St. Valentine.

I’m personally very thankful that the celebration has transformed over the centuries, and I need not attend a street party in the middle of a Canadian winter … it’s now simply a global expression of love, a way to let that special someone know how awesome they are; it’s also an opportunity to let your crush know how you feel (in a non-creepy way).

So enough with the history, here are our top 5 reasons to send Valentine’s Day cards this year!

1.    The Personal Touch

Did you know that 43% of Canadians check their phones every 30 minutes (quietly pushes phone to one side …) in a world dominated by digital communication, receiving a handwritten card adds a personal touch that surpasses a simple text or an email (A hot tip here: If you don’t want to be in the dog house, we strongly recommend you don’t send a Valentine’s email!).

The effort put into selecting the perfect card (especially if it hits a personal note), then writing a heartfelt message (even if it’s a little cheeky) all contribute to a personal and intimate connection that technology cannot replicate.

2.    It’s a Timeless Tradition

As we mentioned in our speedy history lesson above, the tradition of giving Valentine's cards has deep historical roots dating back centuries! In fact, the earliest known Valentine's card is believed to have been sent in the 15th century. Though we feel confident they weren’t sending cards like ours in the 15th century…

Joining in on this age-old tradition connects us to the past, creating a sense of timelessness and nostalgia.


A photo of eight funny valentines cards.


3.    Valentine’s Cards Say It When You Can’t

We get it. Expressing emotions can be challenging, especially when it comes to matters of the heart! But guess what? A well-picked Valentine's card (yep, even the funny ones!)  provides a way for us to express feelings that might be difficult to put into spoken word. A well-crafted card can express feelings of love, gratitude, and affection that words alone might not quite capture.

Your card doesn’t need to be overly sappy, either. A naughty or cheeky card can really showcase the playfulness and fun of a vibrant relationship!

5.    A Valentine’s Card is a Keepsake Memory!

Valentine's cards often become cherished keepsakes. Unlike a fleeting text message or an email (which will no doubt land in your spam folder) a physical greeting card can be preserved, revisited, and treasured for years to come.

The act of flipping through a collection of heartfelt cards can evoke fond memories and serve as a reminder of love and joy shared! Plus, those funny ones? They're like eternal giggle-inducers, sparking laughter even years down the line.

5.    Unexpected Glee, Joy and Other Happy Emotions

The surprise element of receiving a Valentine's card can bring unexpected joy. In a fast-paced world, where schedules are hectic and distractions abound, a simple gesture like a card can really brighten someone's day.

The anticipation of opening an envelope to discover a heartfelt, fun or punny message is a delightful experience in itself and sets the tone for a happy Valentine’s Day.

The Bottom Line

In a world that often seems dominated by digital communication, the act of giving a card on Valentine’s Day remains a meaningful and cherished tradition. The personal touch, timeless nature and the joy associated with receiving a physical card all contribute to the enduring appeal of February 14th.

So, this Valentine's Day, consider putting pen to paper and expressing your feelings in a way that transcends the digital realm – with a Valentine's card.

Contact us if you have any questions about our cheeky, punny and cute Valentine’s cards, shipping, or anything else — we’re always happy to help!

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