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Acceptable Valentines Cards

on February 10, 2009 - 2:05pm

Spider Valentine Card
Ah Valentines. I never was a fan of the holiday, regardless of whether or not I was in a relationship. I'm a firm believer of year-round wooing (for me and my partner) and I don't have much faith in the authenticity of gestures made on February 14th.

skull cardDespite my general misgivings, I thought I would dedicate a couple of blog posts this week to the theme of marketed love. Today we'll look at your card options.

The spider card (pictured left) is a product posted on zazzle.com (along with a number of anti-valentines day items, for those interested). They also had a rather nice skull card (pictured right).

Looking for something a little less...goth mainstream? Ok. Let's see what else I can find.

Frankenstein Valentine
There are a few vintage designs that caught my eye. This Frankenstein monster card is nice, but I like some of the other cards posted on normansaunders.com. It's the entire box set of Frankenstein Valentine Stickers.

hunchback and ghoul

I suppose that would be very hard to get your hands on, though there is a set of Universal Monster Valentines being sold online (google may help you find them if this ebay seller runs out). They aren't as nice, but definately nifty all the same.

Finally, there's the animated e-card posted below. This one is being offered through americangreetings.com. Cute but not too cute.

e-card
Of course, if you really want to impress the ghoul you loathe, I suggest making your own. There are loads of images on the Internet of monsters and creepies just waiting to be printed out with a personal inscription written (not typed) on the inside.

I'll be back this week with a few more ideas.

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