Friday, January 16, 2015

100 Valentine's cards to celebrate love!


St. Valentine Post Card

In one month it will be...Valentine's Day! Love it, hate it. You still can buy a card to send someone you love. Oh, come on, all ideas are nice if you're celebrating love, anykind of love. Because if you think about it love is never too much. Am I wrong? Go and love your girlfriend, your wife, your partner, your mother, your brother, your cousin, your friends, your pets, Nature. It will be good on you and them!Yeah, I'm feeling very positive today!!

In order to help you pick a card, I did a search over Zazzle marketplace for great Valentine's Cards. I found a lot of great cards. I think I told you before - I'm a sucker for snail mail and cards. Unfortuantely all my boyfriends seemed strangely  not aware of Valentine's Day, so I never got any romantic mail in that day, as far as I can remember!! 

In my search I found this cute vector illustration of St. Valentine you can see above. It was kind of a surprise because most of all I get lots of hearts, cupids, cute little animals, doves, puppies, well, you know. So that illustration gave me the idea to write a short post about St. Valentine's life. 

In the III century AD, the Roman Emperor Claudius II had decreed null and void and prohibited marriages, because without family men would be easier to recruit for the fronts of war. Valentinus violates the unjust imperial decree performing marriages in secret. Discovering its audacity, he is arrested, tortured and sentenced to death for violating the law. In prison he gets messages of encouragement and flowers from people who believed in love. The daughter of his jailer, blind from birth, visited him frequently during his captivity, bringing him food. Valentine describes the world to her and speaks of God. One day a light illuminates the jail. She bursts into tears because a miracle had happened - she regained vision! With the miracle her entire family converted to Christianity. On the eve of death, Valentinus wrote a last letter to the girl, whom he had fallen in love, asking her not to part from God and signed "From your Valentine".

From this legend, and over time, the tradition of exchanging postcards between lovers settled in customs. In the Middle Ages in France and England, Valentine has become one of the most important saints. On time of the martyr's death, 14 February, young people sewed the sleeves a paper heart with the name of their partner. They would keep it for one week. Hence the expression to wear one's heart on the sleeve that was synonymous that the person was in love. In the fifteenth century, Charles, the young Duke of Orleans, was among the first to use the concept of Valentine's cards. Imprisoned in the Tower of London after the battle of Agincourt in 1415, he sent on that date poems and love notes to his wife, who was in France. Throughout the seventeenth century it was customary for lovers to write poems on small cards to sent to people they were in love with. From 1840, in Victorian England, Valentines messages began to appear on cards decorated with ribbons and tissue paper. Phrases and poems used then still remain in vogue. Even today there are many passionate people exchanging cards and flowers or making a romantic dinner on the anniversary of the death of the martyr. The end!


Now I invite you to browse my selection of Valentine's Cards.As always they were picked one by one from Zazzle marketplace. I hope these cards inspires you to write some lovely words for that special person on Valentine's Day! I wrote - 100 Valentine's cards to celebrate love - in the title! But I think I've picked more than 100, it was really difficult to stop. It's easy to buy from your desk. You just have to click the card of your choice and follow instructions! If you prefer to browse a list of Valentine's Day gifts from Zazzle you can find it right here! Enjoy!



Cute Hedgehog, Happy Valentines Day Cards
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Joyeuse Saint Valentin. French Greeting Cards
Joyeuse Saint Valentin. French Greeting Cards by artofmairin
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Valentine Girl Monster with Flower Cards
Valentine Girl Monster with Flower Cards by MyMonstersShoppe
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Sending Sweet Kisses Card
Sending Sweet Kisses Card by bnpdesignstudio
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Love at first Bite Card
Love at first Bite Card by Wasabifoto
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Valentine Card
Valentine Card by Ebonmoon
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Retro Raccoon Valentine's Day Card
Retro Raccoon Valentine's Day Card by RetroMagicShop
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Love Birds Valentine Card
Love Birds Valentine Card by lilanab2
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You're A Hoot | Valentine's Day Cards
You're A Hoot | Valentine's Day Cards by fancypaperie
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Pink Hearts Sketch Pattern Valentine's Day Card
Pink Hearts Sketch Pattern Valentine's Day Card by misstallulah
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Infinite Love Card
Infinite Love Card by Ars_Brevis
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Love Bugs Beetles Valentine's Card
Love Bugs Beetles Valentine's Card by envisager
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Swallow Valentine Card
Swallow Valentine Card by knottysailor
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YES OR NO Valentine Card
YES OR NO Valentine Card by MadisynNicole
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Miss Valentine card
Miss Valentine card by paintpaintdraw
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Valentine's Day Card
Valentine's Day Card by Vintage_Obsession
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American Toad Valentine Greeting Cards
American Toad Valentine Greeting Cards by Bebops
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Vintage Chalk Style Romance Card
Vintage Chalk Style Romance Card by rockinchalk
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Happy Valentine's Day Love Birds Card
Happy Valentine's Day Love Birds Card by UniqueCardsAndGifts
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Vintage Valentines Day Card
Vintage Valentines Day Card by ellesgreetings
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Blue Furry Love with Balloons Postcards
Blue Furry Love with Balloons Postcards by partymonster
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Nuthatch Love Greeting Cards
Nuthatch Love Greeting Cards by babbletrish
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Valentine's day funny heart Custom Invitation
Valentine's day funny heart Custom Invitation by funnygift
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Cute Valentines day rabbits in love Postcards
Cute Valentines day rabbits in love Postcards by HolidaysGifts
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Giraffes in Love Cards
Giraffes in Love Cards by lesrubadesigns
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Love Bug Valentine's Day Card
Love Bug Valentine's Day Card by runninragged
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USB Flash Drive Love Postcards
USB Flash Drive Love Postcards by GiggleStix
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Happy Valentine's Day! Card
Happy Valentine's Day! Card by Lucia_Salemi
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You're My Favorite Type Greeting Card
You're My Favorite Type Greeting Card by fancypaperie
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Happy Valentine's Day Greeting Card
Happy Valentine's Day Greeting Card by loveshack
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I love you greeting cards
I love you greeting cards by celebrationideas
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Love cactus cards
Love cactus cards by Lajucestmoi
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Élexir d'amour greeting card
Élexir d'amour greeting card by Lajucestmoi
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Rue de Paris Greeting Cards
Rue de Paris Greeting Cards by Lajucestmoi
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The key greeting cards
The key greeting cards by Lajucestmoi
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Someone special cards
Someone special cards by celebrationideas
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Creative Valentine's Day Card
Creative Valentine's Day Card by SvetlanaSF
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Hey Foxy! by Origami Prints Valentine Postcard
Hey Foxy! by Origami Prints Valentine Postcard by origamiprints
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Pink Airmail Valentine's Day Post Cards
Pink Airmail Valentine's Day Post Cards by ClementineCreative
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Hooty Valentine's Day Post Cards
Hooty Valentine's Day Post Cards by nyxxie
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Cute Fine Art Love Hearts - I Miss You Cards
Cute Fine Art Love Hearts - I Miss You Cards by UrHomeNeeds
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Marshmallows and Hot Cocoa Card
Marshmallows and Hot Cocoa Card by YamPuff
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