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By: Mukesh Kumar Thakur | Posted: 04th December 2009

The day of love is here…Candy floss romance, whispering love in each other's ears. Embracing your lover with aroma of alluring flowers, savoring on aphrodisiac chocolate, but when it comes to conveying the most treasured and heartfelt emotions Valentines day cards beat them all and notches the top spot.

Valentine himself sent the first Valentine greeting, legend says it. While in prison he fell in love with his jailor's daughter. She visited her father during his confinement. Just before his death, its said he wrote her a letter, which he signed ‘From Your Valentine', an expression which is a benchmark for lovers all over the world.
Esther Howland of Worcester, Massachusetts, known as mother of Valentine is to be credited for selling first mass-produced valentines in America. She in 1840 made first commercial card, and decorated it with lace, ribbons and colorful pictures.

Be it New Year, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving; greeting cards are sent to the near and dear, to convey thanks and other emotions, but when it comes to Valentine's Day, exchange of greeting cards acquires all together different meaning. As per the Greeting Cards Association estimates, one billion cards are sent on Valentine's Day alone, making it second largest card sending holiday of the year (estimated 2.6 million cards are sent in Christmas).

It's well known fact that women's are more romantic than men's, it's further supported by the fact that approximately 85 percent cards are purchased by women on Valentine's Day. In European countries like United States, Canada, and United Kingdom: Valentine's Day is celebrated in majestic way. With the influx of modern thoughts and western culture, the trend of celebrating love on Valentine's Day is catching up in other parts of the world too.

Types of Valentines day cards -
Standard Greeting Card:
It's the most preferred and commonly sent card. It's printed on good quality papers with content that best express your emotions along with beautiful animation. These cards are put in an envelope, which are further dolled up with laces, ribbons and glitters. You can show your own creativity, by stuffing it with little hearts or give the impression of kiss with lipstick. Go an extra mile; send this card along with bouquet of red roses.

Photo Greeting Cards:
The Photo Greeting Cards have come gained popularity in recent times. As the name suggest you can put your and your sweetheart photo in it. These further can be further visually enhanced with pictures and printed messages.

Valentine e-cards:
Headache of going to the market in hunt of that ideal romantic card can be a tedious task. In this techno savvy world, e-cards can be the ideal choice: select, click and send cards of your choice to your sweetheart. Various sites are offering host of Valentine e-cards for all major events. It's economical and comes handy for the users.
Still the power of greeting cards can't underrated, even with the growing threat of e-cards, the greeting cards industry holds strong and remains most preferred.

Here are some famous romantic quotations for Valentine Day Cards:

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
-Lao Tzu
My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
-William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.
-Leo Tolstoy
In melody divine,
My heart it beats to rapturous love,
I long to call you mine.
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