The best ‘I love you’ cards
This blog post has been inspired by the unexpected runaway success of one of our new pop-up cards – the love-in-a-box pop-up card. Of course, we expected this beauty, designed by us to do well, but at around Jan/Feb time when Valentine’s Day looms. It seems that our customers are romantics at heart and can’t resist the charm of this cute card that features a 3D love heart in a cardboard box that reads ‘Fragile, handle with care.’ A number of people have bought it as a pop-up wedding card, but it’s been a hit with birthdays, anniversaries, and as an excuse to say ‘I love you’ just because.
Romantic couples aren’t the only people who like to express their love. It’s commonplace to let your friends know how much you care too and that’s why we created our boost-in-a-box card. It’s the perfect love card for her – a friendship card that lists your pal’s greatest qualities with messages on love hearts that range from ‘you rock’ through to ‘funny’, ‘the best’ and ‘kind’.
Before love-in-a-box came along, our most popular love cards that pop up, were the lovebirds pop-up card, an intricately designed heart made of twigs, with two white doves sat either side and the Love Grows On Trees card. And recently, we’ve added matchbox gifts to our collection – I Love You In A Matchbox has been a big hit, along with Love You Smore and Mushy Pea Pearls In A Matchbox.
We love love here at Pop-Up Pigeon and we’ve found some cards by other sellers that have lit up our hearts, like the special location vintage map card available at Not On The High Street. This personalised card boasts a love heart that can feature a map of your choice – great if you and your amour have a shared special place. And it’s only £6.95.
If it’s a funny/quirky love cards greeting you’re after, we were tickled by this anniversary card on Thortful and this Barbie style design made us chuckle too. And this one from the Comedy Card Company that reads ‘7 billion people on the planet and you’re my favourite’ is a sure-fire hit.
Of course, there are dozens of ways to say ‘I love you’ without forking out for a card – a note slipped under the pillow, a message recorded by your loved-one’s favourite celebrity (or soundalike if budget doesn’t permit), or you could steal someone else’s words to read aloud or pen on a homemade card or note. Audrey Hepburn famously said ‘The best thing to hold onto in life is each other’ while Aristotle remarked ‘love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.’
And finally, if words fail you, try these poems, each of them perfect to write inside love cards.