What better way to say ‘I love you’ than with a custom note designed to fit snuggly around a romantic bottle of champagne? Or why not show your loved ones you care by sending cards that support a charitable cause? This year, greeting cards are more creative than ever, and just in time for Valentine’s Day. On February 14, surprise your friends, family or significant other with a greeting that will last long after the chocolate is gone. Choose one of these catchy cards, and you may just make someone’s day.
Lady Fortune’s Edible Cookie Cards
Everyone loves a treat on Valentine’s Day, and Lady Fortune’s cookie cards could not be sweeter. The white-chocolate covered sugar cookies can be customized with your personal Valentine’s message and decorated to suit the recipient’s own style. The easy-to-use website allows you to tailor every detail of the cookie card - right down to the font style of the greeting and the color of the sprinkles. The cookie cards are hand-packed and sealed to arrive fresh at your Valentine’s door. (Available at www.ladyfortunes.com)
Hallmark’s Product (RED) Valentine
For a gift that benefits not only your sweetheart but also a worthy social cause, choose Hallmark’s Product (RED) valentine. When Hallmark launched the Product (RED) initiative in October 2007, it became the company’s largest social-impact enterprise yet. “What’s great is that this card gives consumers the option to consider a larger cause,” says Hallmark’s Sarah Gronberg. Eight percent of all net wholesale proceeds from the cards will benefit the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. (Available at Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide)
Sparkling Cards ‘XOXO’ and ‘Will You Be Mine’ Customized Valentines
If you are sending a token of love along with your greeting in the form of a bottle of champagne or a vase of roses, SparklingCards.com allows you to add a greeting card that will fit right around the neck of a bottle or vase. Senders can choose from several pre-made designs, or customize the card entirely with their choice of photos and text. Presentation is everything with these greetings, and according to Merilee Kern, a representative of Sparkling Cards, “We’ve heard from customers that the recipient will often hang the card on a peg or on the corner of a mirror to view it long into the future, indstead of being filed or thrown away.” (Available at https://www.sparklingcards.com/greeting_cards/valentine)
If you are looking to share a laugh with your Valentine, a Hallmark Spin-a-majig is a surefire way to lighten the mood. These animated motion cards come in three knee-slapping varieties—an adorable dog wagging its tale, a woman showing off her dance moves and the all-too-familiar scene of sneaking chocolates right out of the box. The exchange is just as much fun for the sender as it is for the receiver, and will please children and adults alike. (Available at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores nationwide)