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Valentine's Day is coming up. I'm going through my stationery stash (I love stationery) and sorting through my address book to figure out who I should send Valentines to this year. I started last night and came across my Linda & Harriet 2010 Calendar. We featured this cute calendar in the January/February 2010 issue's "Fresh Finds" section. The calendar is printed with soy ink on 30 percent post-consumer recycled paper. Because January's over, you can reuse the back of the calendar as a postcard—I'm getting a little wild and jumping over to March's postcard (the calendar will still be useful—the postcard part is the lower half with all the designs) because I want to send some Valentine's Day butterflies to a friend.
Linda & Harriet's 2010 Calendar is colorful and beautiful. I'm sending March's postcard to a special friend who loves butterflies. Photo Courtesy Linda & Harriet.
Linda & Harriet's double-use calendar is a genius idea. Photo Courtesy Linda & Harriet.
If you want a more traditional Valentine's Day card, Linda & Harriet has a cute "pig love" design. It has a sweet greeting ("I like me with you") and is a nice weight.
Linda & Harriet's "Pig Love" Valentine's Day card is letterpressed in bold shades of pink and plum. It comes with a gray envelope and costs $4.50. Photo Courtesy Linda & Harriet.
Linda & Harriet also produces a wide array of note cards that work perfectly as Valentine's Day cards (pick a good design that could double as a thank you card and Valentine's Day card to stretch your stationery budget.) Here are my favorite Valentine's Day cards from Linda & Harriet:
"Summer Dress in Fuscia" is bright and stylish. The set of six letterpress cards comes with gray envelopes and costs $14 for the set. Photo Courtesy Linda & Harriet.
"Pink Tulips" appeals to me because tulips are my favorite flowers. I like the delicate blue-pink in these notes. The set of six cards comes with gray envelopes and costs $14 for the set. Photo Courtesy Linda & Harriet.
"Cure Card" works well as a Valentine's Day card because it features a flamingo couple. To me, it looks like they're dancing. Linda & Harriet donates 20 percent of all sales of this limited edition flamingo card to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancel Center in New York City; buy a set of six for $14. Photo Courtesy Linda & Harriet.
"Summer Strawberries" are sweet—if you have nice handwriting or have mastered calligraphy, you can even pen your own personal message on the front because there's ample white space. Pair this Valentine's Day card with a dozen chocolate-dipped strawberries for a perfectly coordinated gift. A set of six "Summer Strawberries" cards costs $14. Photo Courtesy Linda & Harriet.