Honest Valentines For You And Yours.

There have been waaay too many words on this blog lately.

And I don’t know about the rest of you, but Philadelphia basically looks like this today.

And today is a special holiday about love, and if you’re reading this, I do love you, and I want you to feel special. So I made these for you. Just like I used to make as a kid, with construction paper and glitter and glue, but these are better because I used photoshop and didn’t spend three hours crying to my mom that homemade Valentines were social suicide and we had to drive the grocery store right away to buy the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kind because I was already uncool enough, MOM, ughhhhh.*

So here you go! From me to you. I hope you have a great day. Send ’em to your loved ones. Or whatever.





big fat x’s and o’s to each of you, k

*To be fair: I did make kickass homemade valentines, and also, my mother wouldn’t buy the ones from the grocery store because I wasn’t really allowed to watch TV and literally had NO IDEA WHAT THIS MEANT.

Actually, I still don’t.

Edit: All my best ideas come from other people, and this one’s no exception. A friend emailed me and said, uh, you’re designing real cards. You could sell those. People might buy them. So, you know, I set it up so you can do that now. I also dug up and added my last batch of passive-aggressive notecards. Just in case you might need them printed in real life. In case anyone reading this uses paper anymore. I also had a huge crisis of self-worth when I learned how royalties work (aka: “other people get most of the money”) and there was a button that said “Try to place a financial value on your work” and I was like SIXTY DOLLARS! and then I realized that was insane. Then I walked away from my laptop for awhile and now I realize that the actual value of my work is “priceless.” (No, it’s not. It’s $3.50.)

14 thoughts on “Honest Valentines For You And Yours.

  1. I sent this note to your email, but my email often goes into junk files, because it looks like a mail bomb – it stands for psycho punk granny from hell) – what it’s about is this: to support the literary arts, I set up a $5.00 a month payment (just think! if 100 of us did this, you’d have enough to buy a nice tablet!) last fall, but it failed. In November, I tried again, and it failed. In January, it said it succeeded and sent you $5.00 (I guess I may have bought you a cup of coffee), but today it said it tried but it was unsuccessful.

    So – for details – please check your junk file and look for the one with a subject line, “I tried and tried, but” … or something like that –

    love, ppgfh from Idaho –

  2. The “details” are necessary because they tell you what the PayPal PeoPle say about the issue and why my recurring payments aren’t working – it’s something you may need to do – Otherwise, I’d just fix it. hugs, Heywood

  3. Happy Valentine’s Day to you Katherime!

    My favorite from a card a friend got in the 70s: “Shouldn’t you have a heart on for Valentine’s Day?”

  4. my mom always told me homemade was better too…. even though i have embraced the notion & continue to give homemade gifts–i still wonder if one of us is crazy (probably her.) she also always told me, “they’re just jealous” whenever i had difficulty with someone else. that’s a good one to remember.

    ps. i think you’re cute too.

  5. HOW ARE YOU DESIGNING SUCH CLASSY CARDS??? Like, seriously, no way you the valentines ones in MS paint. Nope.

    Also, why does your zazzle store not have all of the cards in this post? I WANT TO BUY THEM ALL EVERY SINGLE ONE I’M NOT JOKING oh god I’m going to have no money…

    Also also, fyi, all the reviews for greeting cards sold by zazzle get lumped into one statistic that appears on every greeting card page, so it currently looks like your “I think you’re cute” greeting card has 4,963 reviews, 4,549 of which are 5-star. It’s pretty fantastic. I’m entirely willing to just go on assuming that 4,963 people have already bought and loved your cards. :p

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