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Anti-Valentine’s Day: 9 non-corny cards

Feb 2, 2016

by Alice Young

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Gather around, you bitter and broken-hearted, you commercialism cynics and crazy cat ladies, and anyone with a dislike for the soppy and sentimental. Whether you’re currently unlucky in love or you’ve tracked down your soul mate, sickly sweet Valentine’s Day can suck for so many reasons.

Rebel against Cupid and multinational greetings card companies with these handmade cards and gifts from independent designer-makers in the UK… ?


 Throw things card, £3, Ivory Mint Cards

Well… it sure beats sitting in a crowded, overpriced restaurant, no?
Throw things card, £3, Ivory Mint Cards

You’re gross card, £2.50, I Like Cats Shop

Love might make you blind, but you still recognise the way your bae picks their toenails is totally disgusting.
You’re gross card, £2.50, I Like Cats Shop

Giraffe card, £3, Floppy Broc

Would you rather be single or have a seriously dodgy haircut on your wedding day? Pre-cisely.
Giraffe card, £3, Floppy Broc

Top five people card, £3.20, Rocket Bunny Stuff

Feel free to regularly update your sweetheart on their current ranking.
Top five people card, £3.20, Rocket Bunny Stuff

Financial burden card, £2.75, Likks

This card is sure to make Cupid cry (while making a valid point).
Financial burden card, £2.75, Likks

Palentine’s Day card, £2.50, Bespoke Verse

Because pals will always be there for you with icecream and a list of reasons why your ex is a total fool.
Palentine’s Day card, £2.50, Bespoke Verse

Fries bracelet, £6, Petite Polly

Give this to your bezzie as an important reminder of the best philosophy to live by.
Fries bracelet, £6, Petite Polly

Consumerism card, £3, Donalds Den

This card says it like it is, man.
Consumerism card, £3, Donalds Den

Voodoo doll knitting pattern, £3, Fluff and Fuzz

Those with a particularly idiotic ex may require something a little more intense #justsayin
Voodoo doll knitting pattern, £3, Fluff and Fuzz

Tell us how you’ll be rejecting the romantic this Valentine’s Day be leaving a comment below or tweeting us @EtsyUK!

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