Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I know it’s not everyone’s favorite holiday, but if you celebrate the day of love, why not change it up by giving geeky cards? I always loved the tradition of exchanging cards in elementary school. Sure, some kids just gave cards to everyone because they were obligated to, but the cards from my friends were special. Try embracing that tradition as an adult and send cards to all the pals in your address book. Valentine’s Day is about all types of love. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Star Trek Valentines
Tap your communicator and reach out to all the Trek fans you know and love with these adorkable designs by Etsy seller Beckadoodles. The cards feature characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation – including Wesley Crusher and his awesome sweater – and come in packs of 12 or 30. The backs of the cards are blank so you have plenty of space to leave a note. Pricing starts at $6 and shipping time is 3-5 business days. She also has cards inspired by other fandoms available.
Want to show your love and appreciation for someone with a side of zombie goodness? Monkey Minion Press can help you. They have three different zombie designs for Valentine’s Day and each one manages to be both gruesome and charming. The 5″ x 7″ cards are sold individually for $3.00/each with discounts for larger quantities. The inside of the card is blank so you should start composing the perfect zombie love poem now. Shipping time is listed as 2-10 business days. Browse Monkey Minion’s site for other love and friendship cards that would work perfectly for the occasion.
Neville Longbottom Valentine
For those of you who enjoy a solid pun, I give you the Neville Longbottom “I long for your bottom” valentine from Etsy seller Imprimere Designs. This offbeat card is most obviously not for everyone so we trust you to only give it to someone who you know will be comfortable receiving it. The card is $3.70 and like the other cards, it’s blank. Challenge yourself to come up with some more Harry Potter puns. This ships within 1 day. Flip through the entire Etsy shop for Adventure Time (see the featured image above) and Grumpy Cat valentines.
Does anything say love like a Doge valentine? We think not. Etsy seller Tiny Bee Cards designed this meme-rific valentine, and it’s suitable for any of your loved ones who spend all their time on the Internet. It’s $4.95 and ships in 1-3 days. Other cute animal Valentine’s Day cards are available in the Etsy shop, too.
World of Warcraft Valentine
You’re Horde and your Valentine’s Day card recipient is Alliance – what do you do? Print this valentine from Etsy seller Modern Home Prints. The poem says it all and proves the whole “roses are red” bit can be applied to anything. This 5″ x 7″ card is priced at $2.99 and is an instant digital download. So yeah, it’s made for those who wait until the last possible minute. The store has a handful of other nerdy and instantly downloadable valentines.
Bilbo Baggins Valentine
Know someone who is okay with having his or her heart burgled? That person should receive this Hobbit-inspired design by Etsy seller Simply B. Darling. It features a very adorable hand-sketched Bilbo Baggins and is perfect for your precious. The card is priced at $3 and ships within 3-5 days.
Are you planning to pass out valentines this year? Let us know in the comments.