Ever wondered why we exchange cards on holidays and special occasions? Is it really just a marketing ploy by the greeting card companies? Not according to history. The concept of greeting cards has actually been around since the 15th century! What started as a way for Charles, Duke of Orleans, to send his wife romantic verses from his prison cell in the Tower of London eventually evolved into the modern greeting card.
The reason we exchange “verses” hasn’t changed much over the years. The first Valentine’s Day cards were exchanged between friends and lovers as way to profess love, admiration and affection. Thanks to advances in printing technology and manufacturing, greeting cards have become a part of our global culture. And because Valentine’s Day is all about the exchange of sentiment, greeting cards are an absolute necessity on this day of love.
So which cards do you need, and who should receive one? Before you head out to SampleHouse to stock up, let’s go down the list:
What about the adults?
These days, Valentine’s Day is less about romantic love and more expressing love to anyone special to you. And while it’s important to acknowledge your significant other on Valentine’s Day, it’s fun to send out a whole bunch of love at once. For parents, grandparents and your significant other’s family, pick something ultra-simple. Short and sweet will definitely get the job done.
What about children?
If your kids are still in elementary school, make sure to pick up enough valentines for everyone in their class. SampleHouse stocks plenty of designs and card kits for kids to make and take. If you’re buying cards for the children in your life, stick with recognizable characters and a fun, friendly message. For a little treat, tie a fun-sized piece of candy to each card.
What about my friends?
Show your singleton friends a little love on this day dedicated to couples by appealing to their sense of humor or even their cynicism. SampleHouse has cheeky cards to make even your most romance-averse single pals smile.
What about my significant other?
Picking out a card for your sweetheart is probably the most difficult Valentine’s Day task. Should you go funny? Sappy? Naughty? If you can’t decide, try picking out a card for each day of Valentine’s Day weekend. Celebrate your love’s sensitive side, their sense of humor and their love of all things sweet with a few perfectly prepared gifts and cards.
SampleHouse has everything you need to step up your Valentine’s Day game, so stop by today and let one of our greeting card experts guide you!