Valentines Greetings / January 5, 2019 / Kelly Roberson
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.
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. Still other Lawson options include non-canine creations like "Bubble Bath" in which a playful bird pops the cork on a bottle of pink Champagne then splashes in the bubbly-filled glass; and "Valentine Waltz" featuring a procession of nine different flowers whole initials form the word "V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E" while the blossoms form heart. The effects are tasteful and unique with a typically British country charm.
The photos of your family and friends can be uploaded and printed to exude a unique and personalized appearance to the custom card. Although electronic cards have reigned presently handmade greeting cards still fascinate people all around the world. A sentimental handmade card with tender words expresses the love of a lifetime. No matter what type of greeting card you send on Valentines Day it is the message that it carries which really matters. Personalized Greeting (customized with your text message or photos) are the best possible ways to express your love and appreciation for others in an inexpensive way. It always strengthens the bond between people. With Valentines Day fast approaching thoughts turn yet again to the most tasteful memorable ways to send romantic greetings.