Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Grumpy alert. If you enjoy this holiday, skip my post.

I'm not much for the hearts and flowers of this greeting card company holiday. If you're under 10, it's fun to make and receive valentines from all your friends and classmates. It's a good excuse to have a party with cupcakes and some chocolate.
  As adults it's annoying to be pressured into showing affection by how much we spend. The cards alone cost a fortune never mind adding a gift. (I'll also gratefully acknowledge any gifts of chocolate, jewelry, or dinner invitations and not just on Valentine's Day either)

I really dislike the greeting card companies selections. The cards are so schmaltzy with bad rhymes that take days to read. You can't find a simply stated card. I know. I've tried for years because Himself doesn't like cards that rhyme.

So if you're like me and want a simply stated card, you can download and print the example above. From Mmmcrafts. Simply stated and to the point.


  1. LOL~ someone else on another blog feels the same way about the greeting card companies and this holiday. :)

    Happy Valentine's Day, anyway! :)

  2. Thanks, Jennifer, nice to know I'm not alone.

  3. LOL! Oh you are telling it like it is. Def not my favorite "holiday" either, but I'm *trying* to be more romantic. TRYING hard. My kidlets are loving this holiday and they even put on a special variety show last night in honor of the day.

  4. You are hilarious CJ! And that candy heart is too, what a winner!

    I love Valentines Day. "It's a good excuse to have a party with cupcakes and some chocolate." Good enough for me.

    You are right about the cards though, most of them are ack.

  5. Ha! The card cracks me up. I like any excuse for a babysitter and sushi for dinner.

  6. A friend on FB recently posted "Nothing says I love you like the massively overpriced words of a stranger, mass produced on recycled paper."

    Happy Chocolate Day anyway.

  7. Erica, you slay me! I'll have to calligraph that saying for a Valentine's Day card next year

  8. I'm with you! If it was a 'real' holiday I could get my mind around it...instead my reaction to it is, "meh". I did buy myself a chocolate marshmallow thing the other day though.

  9. Good for you, Bev. I bought a bag of Hershey Kisses