11 Adorable Valentine’s Day Cards from Independent Etsy Artists

published Feb 6, 2022
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Credit: Courtesy of: Nikki Copeland of Marigold Press

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.

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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.

Credit: Studio Boketto

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

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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

Credit: Courtesy of: Nikki Copeland of Marigold Press

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.

Credit: Lila Paper Co.

6. For Your Favorite “Sex and the City” Fanatic

Too soon? You decide. But this “And Just Like That…” card is perfect for the Peloton rider in your life who had strong feelings about the recent “Sex and City” reboot.

Buy: Lila Paper Co, $3.28

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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

Credit: Courtesy of: TinyBakerCreations.Etsy.com

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.

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9. For Anyone Fed Up With COVID

The answer to this one: hopefully!

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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. 

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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.