Madison Park Greetings Top 3 February Holidays
February is definitely cupid’s month: a time for love, friendship and sharing admiration. Hearts of fabric, glitter and rhinestone rest over the mantlepiece. Kids at school are preparing to exchange Valentine Cards taped with chocolates, lollipops and cute sentiments for their classmates. And the one thing that never seems to go overlooked is the primitive greeting card. Here are Madison Park Greetings Top 3 February Holidays notable enough to send artist created cards:
Send a Card to a Friend Day (February 7th)
We know that people like to send cards on bigger occasions, but millennials especially have helped make the ‘Just Because’ cards skyrocket. This holiday is no exception. How exciting is it to go to the mailbox and receive an unexpected greeting card? We enjoy that moment where the world seems to pause while we open a card from someone we care about.
Remember when we used to sneak gossip notes to our friends in class? When did we stop informing our friends of the littlest news? Thinking of You cards aren’t just for the big news! Sending a card shows you care. It keeps your friendships strong and fresh, especially if they live far.
If Friendships Were Horses…
Galentine’s Day (February 13th)
“Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast style,” Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope says in an episode of Parks & Rec titled Galentine’s Day. The episode from the popular TV comedy aired in 2010 and was soon trending on Twitter in 2011. What was once a fictional holiday is now a widely recognized celebration for friends!
The idea for Galentine’s Day is simple! Valentine’s Day traditionally celebrates your loved one, and Galentine’s Day was created to celebrate the special bond we share amongst friends. (Don’t worry – you don’t have to be a gal or single to celebrate the holiday!) Celebrated on February 13th, it’s a day to honor your friendships and shower your besties with love! People enjoy the excuse to gather their friends and shower them with cards, chocolates, or a boozy brunch.
Amigas Para Siempre
Valentine’s Day (February 14th)
Each Valentine’s Day, children pick out their favorite box of cards with the latest superhero, princess or cartoon to pass out to their classmates. Some of the cards even came with stickers, candy or little puzzles on the back. But the custom of exchanging Valentine’s Day cards didn’t start there. In the 18th century, legend says that St. Valentine himself was the cause of these romantic cards, for he wrote his lover a note that he signed, ‘Your Valentine,’ before he was, unfortunately, executed.
The holiday itself didn’t begin until the 5th century when Pope Gelasius wanted to replace a previous pagan festivity by commemorating Valentine on the saint’s execution date, February 14th. About 1,000 years later, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a poem titled The Parliament of Foules, finally connecting the day with romance. However, Valentines weren’t always just for lovers, but meant for friends as well. Today, Valentine cards are sent to significant others, family members, friends, colleagues and schoolmates.
You Are The Straw To My Berry
So whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or just want to send a card to your friend for Send a Card to a Friend Day, Madison Park Greetings has got you covered. Spread love this February by choosing from our selection of Friendship Cards perfect for your loved one, best friend, or group of gals. We hope you have a very special month filled with lots of love, happiness and sparkle!
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