Give a Funny Valentine’s Day Card this year
Funny. That is the way that I would go.
And, a study confirms my thoughts on the age-old Valentine's Day card dilemma. Serious...or...Funny?
A little history first:
February has long been known as the month of romance.
The history behind Valentine's Day, and its patron saint, Saint Valentine, is shrouded in mystery. But, the day we recognize today is known to contain...
...bits of both Christian and Roman tradition.
The giving of flowers, chocolate, and jewelry is part of that tradition.
Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the middle ages. Written valentines began to appear after 1400.
Besides the U.S., Valentine's Day is observed in England, Canada, Australia, France, and Mexico.
In America and England, by the mid-1700s, it was common for friends and lovers to exchange small gifts and handwritten notes on Valentine's Day.
Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced Valentines in America in the 1840s. Known as the "Mother Of The Valentine," her cards were elaborate. They were made with lace, ribbons, and colorful pictures known as "scrap."
By around 1900, printed cards had largely replaced handwritten notes, due to improvements in printing technology.
According to the latest numbers I could find from the "Greeting Card Association," 145 million Valentine's Day cards are sent each year (not including "classroom valentines," which I did not see during my card-hunting excursions this year)...
...making this the second-largest card-sending day of the year (behind Christmas).
Women buy about 80% of all Valentine's Day cards.
A study I came across said (and I won't bore you with all the minutia): if you're not sure whether to get your sweetie a serious or a funny Valentine's Day card...
...you should give a "funny" Valentine card, as it shows that you are "comfortable" in the relationship.
Serious, or funny. Hmmmmmmm........
Really, it's up to you.
And, if you haven't gotten a Valentine's Day card for your sweetheart...HURRY.