Sweet But Not Sappy: 7 Valentine’s Day Cards That Say How You Really Feel

Who doesn’t love receiving good old snail mail? There’s no better time to make the extra effort and send your loved ones some letters than Valentine’s Day. To help get you inspired I rounded up Valentine’s Day cards from some of my favorite stationery designers. So pick a design, pull out your pens and stamps, and mail some letters. It will make their month.


Like letterpress? You’ll love Hammerpress, one of the longest running letterpress print shops in the US. Anyone who appreciates great design will fall for their beautiful cards.



The perfect card for your cat loving friend. This one is from Hello!Lucky who never disappoints with their punny and colorful letterpress cards, buy it here.



Don’t have a lot to say? Postcards were created for short and sweet. This clever design from Rifle Paper Co. will delight your loved ones with a good sense of humor.




For your single friends on the most annoying day of the year. Emily McDowell has a fantastic collection of smart cards. Check them all out right here.




Sapling Press wins for funniest cards, in every category. Send this letterpress card to anyone on your list or find another good one in their Etsy shop.



When you just can’t find the words. Near Modern Disaster probably has a card for you. Check out their Love Notes right here.



My guy is getting this card from me. Fugu Fugu Press is another great letterpress shop with some heart meltingly sweet designs.

Don’t feel like buying a card this year? That’s ok too, you could always pull out the construction paper and glue and go old style. Remember it’s the thought that counts.

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Christina Loff is the Channel Marketing Lead for Craft, Photo, and Design at CreativeLive. She's a crafter, book spy, and Jersey native.