Valentines Greetings / January 7, 2019 / Bobbi Oneil
Valentines Day cards are excellent for those who experience trouble in expressing their love and feelings for their lovers and family members. There are greeting cards for friends lovers family members and so forth today. In the earlier days valentine greetings were popularly used by lovers but today it is considered to be a precious occasion to express your love for your friends and family members too. There are custom cards for siblings too with humorous words and pictures. All these beautiful cards express the love respect and importance of relationships in your life. Today these cards have become a symbolic gesture of admiration love and devotion. One of the most popular lines in most of these cards is "Be My Valentine". Friends and family tend to feel special when they receive Valentines day photo cards.
That may explain why more and more people are flocking to boutique-style artistic ecard sites such as JacquieLawson.com and Ojolie.com to send animated ecards for important occasions like Valentines Day. English illustrator Jacquie Lawson first won a following back around the turn of the millennium for an animated Christmas card she sent out to friends which got passed around and transformed her almost overnight into a phenomenon. Visitors worldwide pay annual subscriptions to her site especially for ecards featuring her beloved chocolate Labrador-Springer spaniel mix Chudleigh. He stars in such Valentine offerings as "Special Delivery" in which the pooch watches with growing despondence as a bird pulls from a mailbox a flurry of cards none of them for him until another loving dog arrives carrying a personal Valentine card.
In the United States St. Valentines Day is the second largest card giving holiday celebrated. Somewhere in the vicinity of 190 million lovers and friends greeting cards are sent each year. The holiday is said to come to us from ancient Roman Empire times when a priest who was forbidden to perform marriages for the young strapping healthy Roman soldiers defied Roman law and performed the marriages anyway. He was eventually caught and imprisoned and executed. Now thats romantic. Ever since the early 1700s Americans have been sending expression of friendship gratitude and love to those around them. In the early 1800s Esther A. Howland produced the first commercial Valentine greeting cards. And even though receiving a beautiful card is wonderful Americans have demonstrated by their purchases during this winter holiday that candy is still our sentiment of preference.