Valentine’s Day is a special day to express how you feel to people that matters to you. It’s a day filled with love not just for couples, but for families, friends, and basically, for everyone. And though a lot of people express their affections through flowers, chocolates, and other gifts, nothing expresses your sincere devotion than a heartwarming Valentine’s card with a well-thought out note. What makes a card even more special is when you take the time to sit down and write how you feel.
Aside from being a great gift, these cards and notes are also a great way to spend your time with your family.
So, if you want to up your game and impress your special someone this Valentine’s Day, here are some ways to make your Valentine’s card stand out.
Add Some Colorful and Memorable Pictures
Pull those heartstrings by adding some of your favorite pictures to your card. Create a nice layout where you highlight your special moments. There are a lot of apps and tools that you can use to arrange your pictures and get them ready for printing. If you’re an Adobe Pro, you can always go for Photoshop and Illustrator.
You don’t really have to be an expert, though. There are also some apps like Canva and PicMonkey that are loaded with amazing templates so you can create a masterpiece in just a few clicks.
Use Bright and Shiny Stickers
Aside from photos, you can add some really cute stickers to decorate your card. There are a lot of free sticker printables that you can use online to incorporate in your design.
Start by choosing a nice theme and then choose some stickers that will match your card. If you want, you can also design your own sticker or customize it. This will add a more personal touch to your card.
Once you’re happy with your sticker designs, you can either print them at home using matte/glossy sticker sheets or just have them printed by printing professionals.
Don’t be afraid to add some layers
Unleash your creativity and don’t be afraid to add some embellishments like glitters, cardboards, washi tapes, and other decorations. Plan out your card and make it stand out by adding more layers.
If you’re an origami fan, you can fold some pieces of paper and create small origami figures that can be your card’s center piece. You can also add some pockets to your card if you want to put something in it like cash, tickets, or bookmarks.
You don’t have to be a hardcore crafter to pull this off. You just need to search a nice idea on Pinterest, find out how to do it, a lot of patience, and you’ll surely be able to create something that your special someone will truly love.
Use some cute doodles
Don’t know how to draw? That’s not a problem. You can search for cute drawings online and have it printed. No sweat!
There are a lot of free websites where you can get some nice doodles. Or you can just search some on Google. Make sure that all images you use are copyright free.
Otherwise, you can go to sites like Etsy and buy some adorable and creative printables that you can use on your cards. There are a lot of designs to choose from and they’re cost effective. You can even find some artists who can custom made your doodles for you!
Create a timeline
If you want something new on your card this year, create a timeline of your relationship. Go back to your memory lane and revisit those special moments you had together by printing your images and arranging them chronologically to create a timeline.
There are 2 ways to do this. One is by printing all your photos and adding them in your card (you really need a big card on this one.) The other way is to create a nice timeline video, save it in a memory card or a flash drive, create a pocket inside your card, and add it there.
Don’t just buy a generic Valentine’s card. Create your own and personalize it. Here are some ideas:
- You can have your own stamp made to add a special touch of “you-ness” to the card.
- Choose your signature colors and use them.
- Print your photo sticker and add it when you sign the card.
- Use a wax seal with your initials to seal off the card.
These ideas are creative and awesome. They work perfectly especially for those who are sending out multiple cards.
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