The cards are a famous symbol of Valentine’s Day. Everyone, from young to old, makes an expression of love through a beautiful and sincere Valentine’s Day Card.
It is no wonder that, after Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the second holiday with more cards in the United States. In India too, the popularity of Valentine’s cards increases every year. Some will be surprised to learn that a greater percentage of Valentine’s Greetings are exchanged between non-romantic relationships.
In order of popularity, Valentine’s cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives and boyfriends. Women receive a little more than half of the Valentine’s Day cards exchanged on the occasion. Currently, Valentine’s Day e-cards are very fashionable because of their profitability, instant delivery and massive use of Internet technology.
History of the Valentine’s day card
It is said that the tradition of exchanging Valentine’s Day Cards began as early as 1400. He is credited with the first written Valentine’s Day card to Charles – Duke of Orleans, who after being captured at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, he wrote a poem to his wife while in prison in the Tower of London. The greeting has been preserved by the British Library.
The custom of sending cards on Valentine’s Day collected in the sixteenth century and in the eighteenth century, Valentine’s Day cards began to be manufactured on a large scale. The introduction of Penny Post and improved printing technology made the cards affordable for the general public and helped increase the popularity of the cards. Valentine’s Day cards adorned with traditional symbols such as Cupid, hearts and roses instantly captured the fantasy of beaten love. In the early 1800s, factory workers made Valentine’s cards by painting black and white images.
Esther Howland, a young woman from Massachusetts is recognized as the first regular editor of Valentine’s Day in the United States. Esther sold her first handmade Valentine’s Day in 1849. This proved to be a springboard for a successful publishing house that specializes in elaborately decorated cards. Before the end of the century, the cards were made by the machines and were decorated with flowers, gold leaf, satin and lace. In the early 1900s a card company called Norcross – started making Valentine’s Day cards. Several others followed and the popularity of the cards increased over the years.
Valentine’s card ideas
- Here are some tips and ideas to help you give your loved one a perfect card for Valentine’s Day:
- Buy cards on time so you can select the card easily. If you’re good at painting, you can also make a handmade card for Valentine’s Day
- Write a verse or a poem on the blank side. If you have a creative inclination, a better idea would be to compose your own lines, but to quote a line that reflects your true feelings.
- Paste an image of your partner or a photo of you and your Valentine to recreate the good times in the past.
- Make a list of the reasons why you love your Valentine and write them down in detail. Include specific memories and instances when he or she touched your heart.
- Sprinkle a small perfume on the card to enchant your beloved.
- Accompany the card with a bouquet of fresh flowers and a thoughtful gift.