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Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and if you’re still looking for a few ways to make that special someone feel even extra special, we’ve got you covered. Most times the small details and sentiment behind a gift lasts longer than the flowers and candy. Here are 5 ways to use stationery to add a finishing touch to your Valentine’s day gift.

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#17 Mini Envelope in Garnet paired with a #17 Mini Folded Card in Natural Linen

1 – Mini Cards/Envelopes

Mini Cards and Mini Envelopes are not only really charming, but also have many uses. Aside being an amazing way to leave notes to your partner all year long, here is how you can use them for Valentine’s Day.

  • If you’re giving flowers, mini notecards and envelopes are an upgrade over the cards the florist provides. Take 5 minutes to neatly write the recipient’s name on the front and write a short and sweet note on the card inside.
  • Create a choose your own adventure present. You’ll need two envelopes and two cards. Choose two activities (concert, play, dinner, trip, etc.) and write one on each card, then seal them in the envelope, and label them 1 and 2. Let your sweetie choose an envelope and that’s the present they get. It adds a little excitement and spontaneity to the gift giving process.
  • Create a scavenger hunt gift. If you want to drive your valentine crazy (possibly literally), you can use several envelopes with fun clues in each until they find their gift.
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Clockwise: A7 Fuchsia Color Seam Envelope, A2 Hottie Pink Square Flap Envelope, A7 Azaleia Metallic Envelope, A2 Ruby Red Square Flap Envelope

2 – A7 Design

If you and your partner are long distance this Valentine’s Day, the A7 Envelope sets the bar as the perfect envelope for invitations and cards. It’s size is ideal for incorporating designs on the envelope exterior, and even on the inside flap. Gelly Roll pens are our favorite pens for adding the envelope designs. Silver, gold and especially white ink add a nice contrast to red and pink envelopes. Don’t feel that you need to be an artist to personalize an envelope. Flowers, hearts and tiny cupid arrows are simple, easy designs that most people can pull off. A7 envelopes are also the perfect size for sending a 5×7 photos in the mail.

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A7 Ruby Red Color Seam Envelope, addressed with a Lettermate

3 – Lettermate Addressing

When considering the details of a personalized note, don’t overlook the impact of a neatly hand-addressed envelopes. Luckily you don’t have to ba a calligrapher thanks to the Lettermate! The Lettermate addressing tool will guide you to perfectly aligned, straight addresses. Enter via the link at the end of this blog post for a chance to win one of 50 Lettermates that we’re giving away to our customers.

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A7 Fuchsia Color Seam Envelope

4 – Back Flap Addressing

There are two sides to every envelope, so don’t neglect the back flap. As shown in the example above, you can add a little sentiment by being creative with return addressing. When your recipient looks at the front of the envelope and wonders who sent it, there’s a little surprise on the back. Don’t forget to seal with a kiss.

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#1 Coin Envelope in Ruby Red

5 – Gift Card Envelopes

Gift Cards have gotten a bad reputation as a thoughtless gift picked up at the grocery store, but it doesn’t have to be this way. First make sure the gift card is to your Valentine’s favorite restaurant, retail store, salon or spa. Second, place them in a #1 Coin Envelope and personalize it with some simple designs and let your valentine know you love them.

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