It’s that time of year again, only 15 days until Valentine’s Day… are you ready? Have you got that special something planned for your special someone? Why not let us help!!
What is Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the English-speaking countries, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of “valentines”. Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
Mass-produced greetings cards are something we steer clear of, instead we pride ourselves on our range of handcrafted personalised and unique greetings cards and keepsake cards. Each of our cards are made with love and care and can be designed to suit your own personal requirements.
Today we have been looking at various designs and ideas for our Valentine’s ranges and have made our first 2010 Valentine’s “stock card” which is a decoupaged image with the wording “Just to say… be my Valentine” – this is available to purchase for immediate dispatch.
Next we have our first customers commissioned Valentine card for the year… we were given a very specific requirement on this one as it is being sent abroad, inside the packaging of a gift, so it had to be flat – so decoupage was out of the question, and our customer wanted a simplistic design with nested hearts.
For this card I used the Ellison Thick Cuts Tipsy Hearts die to cut my three sizes of hearts cut from red and ivory card, I then glued eac of these to give the nested/stacked effect and attached to the front of my card. Next I printed and attached a “Happy Valentines Day” sentiment, then using a small heart punch, cut four small hearts along the bottom of the card. Inside I attached red handmade paper so that the red shows through the heart cut-outs when the card is closed.
When I heard what our customer wanted I wasn’t sure that this design would work… I thought the card would look too ’empty’ but I’m really happy with how it’s turned out. I just hope our customer and the recipient are both happy with it 🙂
Aer you looking for a Valentine’s card for your special someone? Why not email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can design something together so you have something to meet your exact requirements.
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