Instead of sending a card (if you're into that/feel obliged to), it might be nice to get a beautiful print instead. Having something framed on the wall is a more permanent reminder of love than flowers or chocolate (plus it will provide a handy excuse for never bothering with cards again).
Here's a selection of three truly lovely artworks (all of which fit into standard frames, eliminating heartbreak at the framers):
|RED LETTER DAY: By Bold&Noble, the My Heart in Raspberry Sorbet (approx €52 plus postage) is wonderfully intricate. It even has bunnies and butterflies. The hand-pulled screen print is also available in Duck Egg Blue. There are lots of other gorgeous romance-themed prints in the Love Collection (all heart the environment as each one is printed on 100 per cent recycled paper)|
|LUST FOR TYPE: Inspired by the letterpress collection at the National Print Museum, the Love print was originally drawn by hand by Jane Steger-Lewis of the appropriately named I Love Mayo. It costs €21.95 plus postage and packing.|
|WEDDING WINGS? The limited edition Lovebirds giclee print (€34) by Yellowhammer, aka Irish artist Alan Nagle, is available from his Etsy shop and from the Irish Design Shop.|
Wondering what those puns were? Here's the full list: