11 Adorable Valentine’s Day Cards from Independent Etsy Artists
This year, skip that last-minute dash to the drug store greeting card aisle to grab a Valentine’s Day card. Instead, take back this big-box holiday and order ahead from an independent maker on Etsy. These clever creatives are churning out everything from well-played puns to iconic pop culture moments and perfectly tying them back to a Valentine’s Day theme.
And, since everyone could use an extra dose of warm and fuzzies this year, don’t limit your Valentine’s Day card-giving to a romantic partner. Instead, spread the love with a thoughtful nod to your friends, family, colleagues, and anyone else who could use a pick-me-up this Feb. 14.
From campy to clever, snarky to sweet, here are 11 of Apartment Therapy’s favorite cards to give to all your favorite people.
1. For Your House-Loving Honey
It doesn’t get more on-brand for Apartment Therapy than this card. This Valentine’s Day, send this to the person in your life who loves surfing Zillow for fun.
Buy: Kraft Street Paper Co, $5.79
2. For the Person Who Never Stopped Loving Oasis
“Wonderwall” came out more than 25 years ago, but we’re pretty sure that everybody feels the way we do about it now: that it’s still a classic, just like this card.
Buy: Studio Boketto, $4.92
3. For Your Platonic Pals
Who says group Valentines have to stop after elementary school? This set of 10 cards covers all your favorite people with a sweet (and punny) message of friendship.
Buy: Paper Pigeon Co, $12.60
4. For Your Bagel-Loving Boo
An everything bagel card is the perfect way to wake your boo up on Valentine’s Day — just don’t forget to accompany it with the real thing.
Buy: Marigold Press, $5.25
5. For Your Quarantine Cutie
If late-night quarantine swiping led you to your one true love, then this card will speak directly to your love story.
Buy: Lettuce a Build a House, $5.95
6. For Your Favorite “Sex and the City” Fanatic
Buy: Lila Paper Co, $3.28
7. For the Old Soul in Your Life
If you two love to dance around your living room to the record player, this is the card for you. Write a lyric or two to a favorite song underneath this vintage-style illustration before you seal it with a kiss.
Buy: Fickle Hill Press, $6.00
8. For the Lover Who Loves Pugs
Are you going to wake up on Valentine’s Day to a bones day or a no bones day? Luckily, when you’re with your biggest crush, it’s always a bones day.
Buy: Tiny Baker Creations, $5.30
9. For Anyone Fed Up With COVID
The answer to this one: hopefully!
Buy: Annette’s House of Cards, $5.95
10. For Your Favorite Swiftie
What’s a Valentine’s Day card round-up without a nod to one of history’s favorite romantics? Let T-Swift say you care to the lover you’ll never forget existed.
Buy: Drawing a Blank Cards, $5.50
11. For Your Jew Boo
Let the conversation hearts do the talking. From ‘Challah at Me’ to ‘Love U a Lox’, these sweet nothings say everything you’ve been thinking.
Buy: Jewish Greeting Cards, $6.50