Once again we are forced to stare cupid in his smug little face and conform to this gaudy holiday. No, I’m not bitter. I’m intrigued like all of you by this yearly ruse of sweets, flowers and romance. O.K. – maybe I’m just a little cranky. Cupid’s dilemma is when you’re counting down the seconds to Valentine’s Day, confused and empty handed. In other words, you just can’t decide on the perfect gift for your sweetheart and time is ticking fast.
At the Heart of a Legend
For being one of the most venerated saints, Saint Valentine didn’t make it any easier for us did he? Granted, Saint Valentinus didn’t have it easy either, after all, he was a martyr or so the legend goes. In one of the most popular tales, a priest named Valentine is imprisoned for performing the sacrament of marriage. The Roman Empire outlawed this exchange of vows along with many other Christian traditions. Soldiers were also forbidden this rite on account that the emperor believed that they made lousy soldiers. Once imprisoned, Valentine heals the blind daughter of his jailer and before he is killed, he sends her a note with the words, from your valentine, as a gesture to remember him by.
To My Valentine,
The importance of giving your beloved stationery as a gift has become more relevant over the past few years. It’s true. Significance surpasses monetary value. Due to factors like the economy this sentiment has become even more apparent. The act of sharing your feelings or thoughts on paper is a tradition that extends far beyond any culture, country or generation. It’s a universal expression of the heart. Here are our gift choices for this Valentine’s Day.
Each product review is divided into four categories.
- Design: We will discuss elements like layout, color scheme, placement of lettering style, and monograms.
- Personalization Options: This category answers the question: how can I make this item my own? Elements like ink and paper colors, lettering styles, and print methods will be discussed.
- Class: Who would like this item?
- The HUB: This is what we call the main feature of the item. In other words, this is the reason (among others) why you should order this item.
Heart Squares with Crystal Clear Holder
Design: A heart is centered on this spacious square and customized with one line. The layout makes a clear statement by incorporating positive and negative space in its design. You are in love…
Personalization Options: Choose from eight different ink colors. Customize one line with up to 45 characters or a brief sonnet.
Class: Made for the one you love.
The HUB: Each Heart Square comes with its own sturdy crystal clear holder.
Chromatic 7 Tablet Set with White Linen Holder
Design: Your first and last name is printed on the top of each tablet. An ellipsis is also added to give a sense of intrigue.
Personalization Options: Choose from four different paper colors: pink, blue, green and orange. Daily Note’s Reminder: If you want your full name printed on all 7 tablets leave the first name box empty.
Class: Students, teachers, professionals and slackers – this item makes a wonderful gift all year round.
The HUB: There are 7 tablets in this set, three different sizes and one handy linen white holder…enough said.
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Two Hearts Foil-Stamped Napkins
Design: Two hearts are intertwined at the top of this 3 ply paper napkin. Three lines of customization are placed stylishly underneath.
Personalization Options: Choose from a variety of paper and foil colors.
Class: Appropriate for birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries or any romantic gesture you can possibly think of.
The HUB: The number of paper and foil color combinations is astounding. Find the right one to compliment your decor.
Design: A monogram is placed in the center of this 6.2″ x 4.5″ note. The lettering style adds a sense of whimsy to the overall design.
Personalization Options: Choose from ten ink colors and two paper colors. Matching envelopes are included. Daily Note’s Reminder: Return address on envelopes for this item is free.
Class: If you are looking for a playful, modern and sophisticated design this note is for you.
The HUB: This monogram is contemporary and playful enough for the home or workplace.