While I’m a huge fan of romance, I’m not so crazy about Valentine’s Day. It can feel a little too scripted and I’d nearly rather get chocolates and flowers any other day of the year. Having said that, I’m a sucker for pretty stationery 365 days of the year. I think it stems from collecting pretty paper as a child – or’ fancy paper’ as we called it - to swap with friends. Scented paper was the most lusted after and gave you the best bargaining power. Did anyone else do this?
For someone who isn’t mad about Valentine’s Day it’s kind of ironic then that I’m going to be spending it in Paris this year! It was a surprise birthday present from my husband. It’s probably going to be a bit of a battle to find any elbow room amongst all the other doe-eyed couples but, congestion aside, I can’t wait! I’ve wanted to revisit Paris since a very fleeting trip there a few years ago. If anyone has any recommendations for cafes/bars/shops/sights to see outside of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, please send them my way!
Anyway, the Valentine’s Day cards below are some of my favourites. I gave the ‘You’re a Fox’ card to my husband last year as with his fuzzy bearded face he looks quite foxy – all he needs is the monocle, pipe and top hat! I love cards that give a cute twist to mushy outpourings – like ‘Love you like no otter’ and ‘You’re the cat’s pajamas’. Having an excuse to give cards like these wins me over just a little when it comes to Valentine’s Day.