Valentine’s Day cards for real relationships

Let’s get something straight: Whether you’re single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is for suckers. For one, showing appreciation for people you love shouldn’t be a once a year kinda thing. Then there’s the expectations. If you think paying premium prices for supermarket red roses and a shitty dining experience is the way to someone’s heart, you’re doing it wrong. And, is it just me, or does celebrating with friends turn you into a terrible drunk girl cliché, even if you’re a dude? </rant>

If material things are a must, consider the gift of honesty. Emily McDowell’s awesome greeting cards first caught my eye at Pigment, since they’re both beautiful and bold — you know, the kind that leave you laughing in the aisle and simultaneously wondering why there aren’t more cards like these. For less than the cost of a carne asada burrito (my currency of choice), you can share your true feelings with single friends, long-term lovers, and technology junkies alike. Order today to get ’em before the 14th, or send one in June, just because!



Read more about Emily in her recent Etsy feature and follow her on Instagram for behind-the-scenes magic with a healthy dose of sarcasm.