Valentines Greetings / January 7, 2019 / Fran Petty.
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.
Each year on the same day in mid February (the 14th) candy is given to loved ones as a symbol of our love and commitment. There are thousands of candymakers across the country that hit high gear in the early weeks of the year to meet the incredible demands of candy lovers. Shops and stores offer big red hearts filled with a variety of sugar filled delicacies nuts and sweets nesting in tiny little organdy bags or just plain old candy bars; it doesnt matter as it is given with love. Thats right the holiday is all about love. It is the lovers holiday. This is the time of year for sweethearts to enthrall their honeys with words of devotion and gifts of sweets. The supplies of goodies are unlimited and the candies nestled in elaborate beribboned boxes are like gold. For some reason perhaps the value of the cocoa and chocolate products in previous centuries made the gift of candy a real prize. So when a young suitor showed up to his girls house with candy under his arm the object of his affections knew she was highly prized.
Here are four great reasons to save money by sending an ecard this year. Styles Of Ecards There are literally hundreds of Valentines Day ecards available. So finding the perfect one to fit your special someone shouldnt be hard. Whether you want something cute romantic funny or all of the above theres an ecard waiting for you. Custom Ecards A nice thing about ecards besides being free of course is that you can easily personalize them. Theyre just like regular greeting cards in that way. When you add in a special message the person receiving it will know how you really feel about them. Many ecards let you put in a digital picture to make them even more unique. Printable Ecards Some ecards are printable too. Its even possible to use that software to create your own greeting cards.
To deliver an undeniably unique Valentine greeting a favorite choice among tech-savvy consumers worldwide is to send an artistic animated Valentine ecard. The options available at websites specializing in this category seem as delightfully varied and variable as what you might find in the greeting cards aisle of your local drugstore or stationers. 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.
Today this lovers day is celebrated with much pomp and grandeur which includes gifting your loved ones with gifts chocolates teddy bears and card. No matter how expensive a gift you choose for your loved one greeting cards have a significant magic that is quite incomparable. Words touch the heart and make the soul merry. A beautiful greeting can convey a million messages through a few simple words and pictures. There are cards which have a humorous touch with funny words and pictures. Cards with tender words and feelings of deep love acted poetically are also made available today. Personalized cards are quite popular as it denotes a unique and distinctive emotion which can seldom be matched with other greeting cards. Today there are many online portals that showcase a variety of such greeting cards for loved ones and special people in your life.