The Art of the Anti Valentine

10 Anti Valentines You Need This Year

Every year, these Valentine’s Day cards get a little more diverse and a little more complicated. Yes, lots of funny kinds of love out there. But it’s also important to have a few cards for our dear single friends on this tortuous day. And then there are those of you who hate buying Valentine’s Day cards and kinda want this holiday to go away forever. But alas. This year, I had a lot of fun designing these. My designing happens around Christmastime, which is a little weird due to most stores needing them quickly after the Christmas rush ends. Also, there are a whole lot of you who like to get a jump on your Valentine shopping.

As you may have noticed, there is a lot more illustration and lettering going on in the cards lately. This is because I’ve always looked to make the cards brighter and even more fun. It’s been a goal of mine to stop relying on fonts and move to everything being hand-lettered. So after dusting off the old calligraphy skills, I’ve gotten back into something I’ve long forgotten – the art of the letter. Typography is something I’m obsessed with. I hope you enjoy the completely unique new version of the same hilariously snarky cards you’ve grown to love (and hate, right?)

If you hate Valentine’s Day, another route to happiness is checking out the new section in the shop. I’ve been working hard at putting a bunch of new ideas to the test, and I hope you enjoy them! Click here for the NEW card section.

 

1. Taking a Nap

Take a Nap

The best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by doing something you do best. Sleep.

 

2. You’re SINGLE?

You're Single?

You don’t have to broadcast it.

3. Be Wine

Be Wine

Only if you’re wine. My true love is wine.

4. F*ck Valentine’s Day.

F*ck Valentine's Day

Every day. No specific day.

5. Everyone’s To Do List

To Do List

Fine. Fine. I’ll buy a card.

6. I Ate the Little Birdie

Little Birdie

Little birdies are so annoying.

7. Realistic Candy Hearts

Candy Hearts

Candy Hearts that tell it like it really is.

8. Even Bitches Like Me

Bitches Like Me

Yes, it’s true. We’ll be nice one day a year.

9. How to Survive Valentine’s Day

There are no other options

I don’t know about you, but this is what I’ll be doing this Valentine’s Day.

10. More Like Fartbreaker

Fart Breaker

Listen, we all know the “heartbreaker” phase was a looong time ago.

 

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Every year, these Valentine’s Day cards get a little more diverse and a little more complicated. Yes, lots of funny kinds of love out there. But it’s also important to have a few cards for our dear single friends on this tortuous day. And then there are those of you who hate buying Valentine’s Day cards and kinda want this holiday to go away forever. But alas. This year, I had a lot of fun designing these. My designing happens around Christmastime, which is a little weird due to most stores needing them quickly after the Christmas rush ends. Also, there are a whole lot of you who like to get a jump on your Valentine shopping.

As you may have noticed, there is a lot more illustration and lettering going on in the cards lately. This is because I’ve always looked to make the cards brighter and even more fun. It’s been a goal of mine to stop relying on fonts and move to everything being hand-lettered. So after dusting off the old calligraphy skills, I’ve gotten back into something I’ve long forgotten – the art of the letter. Typography is something I’m obsessed with. I hope you enjoy the completely unique new version of the same hilariously snarky cards you’ve grown to love (and hate, right?)

If you hate Valentine’s Day, another route to happiness is checking out the new section in the shop. I’ve been working hard at putting a bunch of new ideas to the test, and I hope you enjoy them! Click here for the NEW card section.

Finally, don’t forget to grab yourself a 2017 calendar – one for pet lovers, new mamas, and snarky sisters and bad bitches.

 

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There you have it. Click here for all of the new designs!

Valentines are here!

Don’t fall victim to the big box stores for your Valentine’s Day card needs. You’re ahead of the game this year. You won’t wait until the last minute. You’re better than this!

Valentine’s Day is of course a big day for card sellers, so this year I’ve decided to create cards for not just your significant others. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

A few of my favorites so far – with the full collection being located here.

A little interesting history on Valentine’s Day:

Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day at the end of the 5th century. It was not until much later, however, that the day became definitively associated with love. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.

Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. (The greeting is now part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England.) Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois.

By the middle of the 18th century, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greetings.

Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. 85% are purchased by women!

 

Valentine's Day Card

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Have a great day!

New Cards

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Continuing to expand on these kinds of cards – I hope to have more in the future to give laughs to those who need it the most!

 

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for you and all of your gorgeous friends

 

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I’ve gotten some suggestions to make one about going gluten-free, too… perhaps another one in the future…

 

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Me either. Yep. Right.

 

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If you aren’t weird, I don’t want you.

 

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It’s a potty mouth card without really being one!

To see all of the new cards, click here!