Who doesn’t like been appreciated? Um, not many of us I think.
Whether it be romantically serenaded, sloppy kissed by our pooch or bear hugged by our kids, we all like to feel special.
Tis indeed the season (hot off the heels of Christmas) to embrace oodles of appreciation and we’ve been busy getting a few more greetings cards in our Alphabet range designed whilst launching a few new card designs, a spin off from one of other card designs from 2015.
Here’s our shortlist of up and coming dates that ooze love, celebration and a chance for everyone to show their caring side..aw!
- St Dywnwen’s Day, 25th January
According to Visit Wales:
The story goes the Dwynwen was the prettiest of Welsh king Brychan Brycheiniog’s twenty-four daughters. She fell in love with a man named Maelon Dafodrill, but her father had already arranged for her to marry someone else.
Distraught, Dwynwen prayed to God and asked for help in forgetting Maelon. An angel visited her in her sleep and gave her a potion to erase her memory of feelings for Maelon and turn him into a block of ice.
With each of her dreams coming true, Dwynwen devoted her life to God; she set up a convent on the island of Llanddwyn, off the coast of Anglesey. The remains of the church can still be seen on the island, along with Dwynwen’s well.
It’s believed the well is home to sacred fish who can predict whether couples relationships will succeed; if the fish are seen to be active when visiting the well, it was seen as a sign of a faithful husband.
God offered Dwynwen three wishes. Her first wish was that Maelon be thawed, the second that God should meet the needs of all lovers and the third that she should never marry.
Am thinking next year of creating some fish inspired romance cards but this year it’s traditional kisses and hearts all the way! If you want to celebrate the ‘Welsh St Valentines’, then jot down the date and serenade in style! You might be able to get a decent priced restaurant on this night as well!
2. Valentines Day, 14th February
For the more traditionalists among you, 14th feb is the day to pull out all stops to declare new love or affirm long standing relationships. There are so many cards and designs to choose from; many of us opt for the full on, ‘I love you’ approach with cherubs and hearts and cards are great to spell out the words we sometimes stumble when saying in person.
There are plenty of humour cards on the market as well so you’re bound to find a card to reflect you, your relationship and your loved one..
3. Mother’s Day, 6th March
Mam’s are fantastic..where would we be without such wonderful ladies..underneath a pile of washing with no dinner I expect. Ok, so a little cliched, but you get our gist.
Oh!Susannah’s cards read ‘Mam Arbenning’ (lovely mam) and can of course be given any day of the year; but if you only pick one day, make sure it’s this.
Many of our cards have new envelope colour choices for 2016 including hot pink and zingy green! Check them out here.