Updated: Jan 15
TO VALENTINES OR NOT TO VALENTINES? THAT IS THE QUESTION
It's that time of year again when you must decide if you’re going to succumb to the evil consumerism and partake in the Valentine’s Day hype. I get it. You’re torn between:
Not buying into the commercialisation of yet another saint for the retail industries gain.
Putting your significant other into a good mood and increasing your chances of getting some Feb 14th action!
I can understand the dilemma, which is weird to say when I am actively trying to flog Valentine’s Day cards. But, prior to Jolly Ginger Cards, I could often be found harping on about “the over commercialisation by the greetings card industry for their own gain”. I used to bore myself! However, it’s worth noting I still always used to buy a valentine’s card though!
That said, my viewpoint has changed, and I now see it for what it really is. The greetings card manufacturers are not evil money stealing bandits trying to rob the shirt off your back. They are just people trying to make a living out of making people smile – There are a lot worse companies out there.
IT'S IN OUR BLOOD
Greeting cards are ingrained in British society, it’s part of our culture. From an early age we wouldn’t dream of turning up to a birthday party without a carefully chosen birthday card and that’s still the same today in our adult lives. All us greeting card dudes are trying to do is provide you with a vehicle to continue this tradition and express how you feel.
So, don’t overthink it. Embrace your heritage and support all greetings card occasions – even the dreaded Valentine’s Day. I know you don’t need to wait until Valentine’s Day to express how you feel about your partner and you can show them love all year round, but that doesn’t mean you need to exclude February 14th.
If you’re still undecided, then take a look below at a selection of our Valentine’s Day cards. We have funny Valentine’s Day Cards that are guaranteed to bring a smile or if you’re feeling a bit frisky, we have a great selection of rude Valentine’s Day cards too.
SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES
If you’ve decided to take the plunge and send some love this February 14th then please consider purchasing a card from JollyGingerCards.co.uk. I can promise you we are a much better option than buying a bog standard, impersonal greeting card from your local supermarket that has almost certainly been mass produced.
It’s a tough old world at the moment and we are all feeling the pinch. A lot of small businesses are going to struggle over the coming months and years, so if you can, then please think about supporting small businesses and not further lining the pockets of the big corporate companies.
LET'S WRAP THIS UP
Hopefully you are now a fully-fledged Valentine’s Day supporter and accept the day for what it is, which is just another opportunity to say you love someone. If not, then you could always celebrate the day in the traditional Roman style which comprised of a 3-day festival of drinking and sex, which among other things resulted in whipping women with the skins of dead animals, culminating in a huge swingers lucky dip sex party. Either way, I hope you buy one of our funny Valentine’s Day cards or rude Valentine’s Day cards.
So do yourself a favour and click on this link - Valentine's Cards - to take a look at our cards. We will start you off with a bit of love in the form of 20% off your next order, just use the code below.
20% off code - GINGERLUV20