Hi there. How are you?
Valentine’s Day as a whole has never been my thing. Back when I was a single lass, Valentine’s Day made me feel sad and left out. Even when I was attached, when February 14th rolled around I was never interested in celebrating.
Matt and I even used to host “anti'-Valentines” Day parties and in our 10 years together, I’m not sure we’ve ever really celebrated Valentines Day or exchanged gifts.
Valentines Day feels forced and commercial, and puts unnecessary pressure on people.
Now that doesn’t mean I don’t like to celebrate the people I love, I just don’t think it has to happen on February 14th with grand gestures. But….
I’ve always loved making, giving, and receiving Valentines.
(This probably makes no sense, but it’s the truth.)
I looked forward to decorating my shoe box for exchanging valentines at school and in my early adult years, I used to send out valentines in lieu of holiday cards.
Over the years, I’ve made and sold a lot of valentines.
The Collage Phase
These collaged valentines were some of the first things I listed in my Etsy shop when I launched it back in 2008. The “All You Need is Love” card was the first item in my shop to go viral on Etsy. Unfortunately, none of these cards are for sale any more. (If you’d really like one, get in touch! I could print them especially for you.)
The Bird Phase
You all remember this phase, right? For a couple of years, I drew birds almost exclusively. (You can read about how that all started HERE.) I knew this adorable pair of fairy wrens was destined for a card and it quickly became a best seller in my card collection. You can order this cutie right HERE.
The ballpoint Phase
Now, we enter my most current collection. Featuring a black ballpoint background, I made this "You are Loved” Card last year. It’s good for Valentines Day, or any day you want to send some love out into the world. (Read about how I create these ballpoint cards HERE.)
Do you Celebrate Galentine’s Day?
I just whipped up this card this past weekend. As my work mainly appeals to females, I thought it would be fun to create a “Galentine’s Day”card.
Celebrated on February 13, Galentine’s Day was created by Amy Poehler's Parks and Rec character Leslie Knope. (One of my favorite shows of all time!) Basically, it's the day to celebrate your love for your best girlfriends.
All of my cards are blank on the inside and are available in my web shop.
One last thing before you go…
Is there a sentiment you’d love to see me put on a card? Or a card for a certain occasion/event you’d like to see me add?
Do Get in Touch!
I’d love to add some more cards to my collection and I’m always open to new ideas. Just shoot me an email or leave a comment.