Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and there are plenty of ways to send something special to the ones you love and care about come Feb. 14. From emailed cards to downloadable Valentine's Day cards, there's affordable options for the holiday greetings.
Although you may think store-bought cards are your only option for the festival of love, it's not. You can skip the store lines and print out your own Valentine's Day cards from the comfort of your own home, saving you time and money.
Exchanging Valentine's Day cards is a longtime popular tradition. According to History.com, approximately 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year, making the holiday the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. History further noted that approximately 85 percent of valentines are purchased by women.
Browsing online for season greetings can also help you get the best bang for your buck. You can even find some unique card designs online that differ from the ones in the stores that everyone shops at. Printable cards also help last-minute moms who don't want to scavenge the card aisle the day before Valentine's Day.
Here are 15 downloadable and printable Valentine's Day cards that are affordable, unique, and easily accessible.
1. For The Dad With Furry Friends
As much as you love your pets, your pets love you right back. Get this "To Dad From The Dogs" card ($4).
2. For The Floral Lover
Give someone special, whether it be your mom or a best friend, this floral Valentine's Day card ($5). They'll love the pretty design and you'll love the look on their face.
3. For The Poet In Your Life
This funny beard card ($4) will get hairy and non-hairy friends laughing.
4. For Your Super Heros
Got a classroom of children to give cards to? Download sheet upon sheet of these super hero cards ($5 for 9 cards.)
5. For The Guacamole Fan
This printable guacamole card ($5) will make your avocado-loving friends appreciate you even more.
6. For The Punny Friend
Have a certain pun-lover in your life? Then this 'watts and watts" card ($5) is a must-buy.
7. For 'The Office' Fan
8. For All Your Jedis
9. For The One Who's Always There
Download and print out this mood swing card ($3) for the one who sticks by your side, through thick and thin.
10. For The Foodie
Let them know how you really feel with this simple and delicious donut Valentine's Day card ($2). And, since it's so affordable, you can throw in a dozen delectables in there too.
11. For The Kanye In Your Crew
There's no greater amount of love than Kanye's love for Kanye, which makes this Kanye Valentine's Day card ($6) more than perfect.
12. For Your Girlfriends
Valentine's Day doesn't always have to be about romantic relationships. Send this 'Galentine's' Day card ($3) to your best girlfriends.
13. For The Cinephile
This card could work for a variety of occasions, but works perfectly for Valentine's Day. Print this "You Had Me At. . ." card ($4) and fill in with your own sweet sentiments.
14. For The 'Harry Potter' Fan
Show someone you care how much you adore them with this Dumbledore Valentine's Day card ($4).
15. For The Hottie
This volcano-themed card ($1) is both beautiful and funny.