Valentines Greetings / January 8, 2019 / Chris Burris
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. Of all of the gifts and love notes exchanged on Valentines Day the most popular item is candy and for good reason.
Of course the field tends to be dominated in sheer numbers by the Internet presences of the longtime major card companies Hallmark and American Greetings. As you might expect Hallmarks electronic offerings are wide-ranging and diverse with an emphasis on heartwarming cuddly fun and humorous options that feel unfailingly familiar. The same goes for American Greetings also noteworthy for the creativity of such options as "Valentines Day Notes" which lets the sender click drag and assemble a personal fun message from a hodgepodge of romantic phrases much like those popular magnetic poetry kits on so many refrigerator doors. While both ecard websites offer a smattering of relatively simple free cards to send customers who want to deliver the best offerings have to pay for individual cards from Hallmark or a membership from American Greetings which might lead some to hesitate a moment and wonder if paying for e-greetings that feel slightly homogenized is really worth the money.
I know you use the internet every day and so do I actually who doesnt? We cant live without our daily internet because it makes our life easier and because we find everything we want out there. So dont panic because you will find that perfect gift for your lover. While you navigate the internet feel free to enjoy the collection of valentine greeting cards and choose the one that suits you better. You can send your soul mate not just one but many free valentine greeting cards actually as many as you want. These cards are free and are waiting for you to enjoy them. If you are a shy person and you dont know how to express your feelings and your love to that one person that matters the most in your life take a deep breath and swim around through that ocean of free valentine greeting cards.