When Valentine’s Day comes around, there’s one thing we can all agree on – love is very much in the air. Now is the perfect time to release the inner romantic and make sure your special someone knows just how much they mean to you, and how thankful you are to have them in your life.
Exchanging cards and messages of love is a wonderful part of the Valentine’s magic, so pull out all the stops and create a completely unique and personalized Valentine’s Day card for your one-of-a-kind love.
If you want to get it just right and need some ideas then read on. Our comprehensive guide will help you to choose the ultimate Valentine’s card, and by using TouchNote’s special design features you can create something extra special that will touch your loved one’s heart.
Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day, also called St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated each year on the 14th of February. It’s a day devoted to romance and love when people show they care for another person by sending them cards and loving messages, often accompanied by gifts such as chocolates, candy or flowers.
Valentine’s Day is a very old tradition, thought to have originated from Roman times when a festival called Lupercalia was celebrated in the middle of February. The day was subsequently named after a famous saint – St Valentine. There are many different myths and stories about the saint and his ill-fated love affair. However, the day as we know it now didn’t actually become a holiday associated with love until the 14th century.
Today, millions of romantic Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged across the world each year, as well as friendship and kindness cards sent out to close friends, family and even pets. No holiday or event (apart from Christmas) is more associated with the sending and giving of cards
Valentine’s fun facts
The oldest record of a Valentine being sent was a poem written by a French medieval Duke named Charles to his wife in 1415.
The custom of giving Valentine’s Day flowers is thought to date back to the 17th century, with red roses symbolizing true love.
The first mass-produced Valentine’s cards were introduced in the 1840s.
How do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Couples will have their own special ways of celebrating Valentine’s Day, including romantic dates or getaways, mixtapes, chocolates, flowers, a foodie night in, and lots more. Gifts of flowers or a single red rose are often sent with romantic messages to loved ones, and couples usually spend some special time together. However, one thing all love birds do is send a card – it’s the universal standard and an essential token for any couple on Valentine’s Day.
And across the globe different cultures have developed their own traditions for this festival, including leaving lollies and gifts for children and others, and performing acts of appreciation between friends. Children also get in on the Valentine’s action: in many schools, it has become customary for young students to bring in Valentine’s Day cards to swap with classmates. If you want to dazzle your Valentine with a gift along with your card then be sure to browse our beautiful collection of curated gifts.
Why make it personal?
A personalized Valentine’s Day card isn’t just for the day itself, as they’re often kept for years and years as mementos of love. So be sure to put some time, thought and passion into making something truly unique – you’re creating a magical memory for someone that will last for decades.
Consider the design you would like to create and the message that you want your loved one to receive. You could go all-out romantic, or perhaps something funny is more for you and your other half? Something personal that reflects your relationship is definitely the key here.
You may prefer to illustrate the card with a photo of the two of you, or one of your loved one. Or if photos aren’t really for you then begin with a designed card and add those special personal touches, such as love hearts or stickers, to create a personalized card that ticks all your Valentine’s boxes.
Finding “the” photo
Using a photo in your personalized Valentine’s card can bring back special memories of the happy times you have shared. Celebrate one of your special moments – perhaps at a festival, on a day out, wedding day, engagement or romantic trip. Maybe you have a photo of your loved one that means something to you or is significant to both of you – it could be your all-time favorite photo of them, the place you met, your signature meal, a cherished vacation, or the first selfie you ever took together.
From an inside joke as the caption for the photo to using cute stickers from TouchNote’s love category, there are masses of different options for you in our app. You can even insert your photo into a heart-filled frame, or choose to add a design alongside your photo. We can give you the tools to make a truly original masterpiece that’s just their style.
Spoil them a little
Though your card is sure to touch the heart of the one you love, adding a small gift will always be a lovely surprise and they’re bound to appreciate the thought that went into it. How about some candy or flowers? Or perhaps you can find something that will have real meaning to your loved one? Luckily you can do all your Valentine’s loving in one place with delicious TouchNote gifts, all sent together to make a lovely surprise.
Start your Valentine’s right
Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate love of all kinds, so why not send thoughtful cards, messages and gifts to all your friends and family, and spread those loving vibes around?