I realize this is late notice, and if it’s already too late for you, file this away for future reference because it’s really a neat trick for people who really hate to give those incredibly smarmy “omg this is so obnoxiously sweet I feel as though I need an insulin shot just for reading it” greeting cards.
- Pick out a smarmy card containing language that most closely represents your sentiment.
- Pick out a funny, snarky, “hip”, or fun card that more accurately conveys your style or the style of the receiver.
- Buy them both.
- Instead of just writing your name on the inside of the card (which is lame), copy the verse from the sappy “donor” card INTO the fun “real” card.
- Sign your name and give to the intended recipient.
Granted, this little trick tends to be more helpful to guys than girls because, let’s face it, ladies have less of problem penning their gushy, mushy, lovey-dovey sentiments than your average guy does. That being said, I’ve found it’s helpful for many non-romantic situations like sympathy cards, baptism cards, new baby cards, etc.
This is not me subborning plagarism. This is me saying spring for 2 cards and look like you’ve gotten in touch with your inner bard without looking like you’re a sap who buys smarmy greeting cards that sound like your grandmother picked them out for you.
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Yes but do you have any advice for the guy who is waffling between the romantic proposal and the cheesy proposal?!?!?
It depends on the girl usually, and in theory, you ought to know her better than anyone else. (If not, you got bigger problems and might want to consult Dr. Phil instead of me.)
As I do know YOU, I’m going to guess cheesy will win more points than romantic. Romantic runs the risk of being excessively sappy, which will result in an eyeroll and a groan instead of an ecstatic scream (and a moan?).
Let me know how it goes though 😉
This year we made VD cards, and I used chart paper – went over great! And as for the proposal – location helps… London worked for me…
I love it! You are a freaking genius.
I always get the “smarmy cards” as you say. Then I write something very sweet on the inside. Of course I bought my card today. I’m sure some women that saw me buy it were shaking their heads. I was in the card isle for less than 2 minutes. I walked up humming a police tune that was playing overhead read 2 cards picked up the envelope for the 2nd one and walked out.
Us guys need all the help we can get, even us 4-legged variety.
subborning plagiarism… makes me crack up. (not that I wasnt already cracked up)