Are you looking at Valentine cards for a loved one this week?
According to Hallmark, 141 million greeting cards are exchanged on February 14. Whoa.
My husband and I have exchanged cards over the years, for various holidays, but for quite a while now…we’ve not been excited about the card options out there.
They’re too trite, poem-y, or musical. And not enough monkeys.
We came to this conclusion the same year, which I thought was very cool.
However…several years ago, for my husband’s August birthday (I’ll get back to Valentine’s day in a sec)…I found the perfect card.
A monkey card. It was a winner with a capital “W.” I laughed out loud. I love it. It’s so US.
He loved it too. We displayed in on the piano until Christmas. That’s how much we like it.
Then he tucked it in his dresser drawer, where he puts favorite treasures.
I pulled it out a few months later and gave it to him again for Valentine’s day. I covered up the birthday sentiments and wrote a Valentine message.
I gave it to him again for our anniversary (with an anniversary message.) It’s simply the best card I will ever find.
I may have to laminate it at some point, so it doesn’t wear out. It’s a keeper. And, clearly, a re-gift.
You’re smiling, aren’t ‘cha? Is that the best, or what?
After 41 years, it just says it all (no matter what we’re celebrating.)
That, and a pan of brownies.
Here’s hoping you have a monkey-card moment with your loved ones today.