It’s OK not to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
While this holiday has warmed the hearts of many who are in love, many others hate the Hallmark sentiment and wish for something else.
1. Someecards add the perfect twist of sarcasm to their cards, making their Valentine’s Day collection of e-cards more of an Anti-Valentine’s Day collection. Using old-timey images, Someecards transform innocent images into something more sinister. These cards are free to send, and I’ve never gotten any spam from the Web site. I highly recommend this site.
2. Blue Mountain, which is better known for its more serious e-cards, now carries a variety of Anti-Valentine’s Day Cards. These free e-cards are animated and are appropriate for a wide range of people. One of the cards is interactive, allowing the recipeint to chose their own snarky candy heart message. This site is a classic, and so are these great e-cards.
3. American Greetings started a line of paper Anti-Valentine’s Day cards in 2007 for people who aren’t into candy hearts and Cupid. The line isn’t available at every store, so visit the company’s Web site for a few Anti-Valentine’s Day cards that you can send to friends or family members who like to buck the trend. These cards are free to send, and they’re appropriate to send to teenagers.
4. CafePress, a great site where anyone can make products for sale, offers a small line of Anti-Valentine’s Day cards. The best part about these cards and postcards is that they are simple and made by other small business owners, not a major card company. You can buy one card or a pack, which will help suit any budget.
5. Feeling a little poor this year? Why not print off some Anti-Valentine’s Day cards? Woot, a Web site known for good electronics deals, also offers an Anti-Valentine’s Day cards that are free to print. These are perfect for your favorite geek or fun-loving (but Valentine’s-hating) best friends.
6. You can get even more printable cards at Studio NDR, a comic and art Web site. The site created the illustrations and paired them with funny and original sayings that express everything you hate about Valentine’s Day in one handy, printable card. It goes without saying that these cards are free.
7. Make your own. Nothing says Anti-Valentine’s Day like not throwing money at a big card company and doing something completely different. You could do something as simple as making a card with a turnip on it (turnips are the opposite of love) and giving it to people the day before or after Valentine’s Day.