Once upon a time there was a Christian priest who wanted to convert the ruling Roman emperor to Christianity. The emperor, as could be expected, wouldn’t budge. Instead, he imprisoned the well-meaning priest and sentenced him to death. But an open mind and loving heart cannot be confined to jail walls. While he was there, the priest received regular visits from a young girl, the jailer’s daughter, who was blind and who took pity on the soon-to-be-dead man. He repaid for her kindness by curing her of blindness. And when it was time for two good souls to part, he left her a loving note that was signed “From Your Valentine”, for Valentine was the priest’s name. And that’s how the story of paper and online cards was set in motion many centuries ago.
Whether this legend is true, we’ll never know. What we do know is that love cards, romantic gestures and celebration of Valentine have survived through long years of wars and hatred. Whether the first “Valentine” was a priest, a pagan fertility festival or something else, it developed into the most popular love holiday in the Western hemisphere. And it’s just one day away! How exciting is that?
Ready for Romance in the Air?
Different people celebrate Valentine’s Day differently. This love infographic will give you an insight into some interesting stats about February 14, including what the most common Valentine’s gifts are, how many people get engaged on this day, the percentage of women who send themselves flowers for Valentine’s, and more.
Some people like buying fancy jewelry for their women, some women are happy to pay for exotic trips for their men, and many of them enjoy expensive dinners. Then there are others who, regardless of their financial situation, prefer more intimate, “personalized” gifts, including free online cards. If you fall into this category, you’re in the right place. Cherami Cards is a new love cards maker that lets users create unique e-cards ready to be sent or shared on social media.
So, if you’re in a pickle of the following sort: it’s Valentine’s Day and you still haven’t bought or made a special gift for your loved one, this handy app can be your savior.
Only 6 Steps to the Perfect Valentine’s Card
If you’re familiar with the Cherami app, you know the drill. If you’re not, we’ll go over the basic steps to using the tool, but you’ll learn best by trying it out yourself. We’ll just lay out the basics and the possibilities that Cherami Cards provide.
FIRST, head over to the application: https://cherami.cards/
SECOND, Click on Try it for FREE. Note that this isn’t a trial version. The app is free for unlimited use.
Now, you have two options. You can either pick a blank card shape, or you can choose from cute templates that we designed for you, in case you’re too busy to create something from scratch. Since this is Valentine’s, we suggest you make an effort and design a card from scratch. 😉
THIRD. Use the Background and Border categories to add some new finesse to your design.
FOURTH. Explore the Graphics section. Here you’ll find lots of cute, lovable illustrations that you can incorporate in your design.
FIFTH. Add Text to your card. If you’re skilled with words, this is where you can prove that no expensive store-bought gift can express love as well as a thoughtfully verbalized card.
Finally, you can also upload any image you want to your card using the Media design option. Just click on it, then on Upload Image, and then pick any photo from your computer. It can be a sweet photo of the two of you in love, a romantic illustration downloaded from some website, or any other image you want adorning your love card.
In the end, send the card to your Valentine via email or share the love with the world on social networks.
As you can see, we’ve come a long way from ancient Rome and secret notes signed with loving words. However, we still feel the lure of secret notes, loving words and love in all shapes and sizes.
That’s why it’s time to celebrate love and romance as hard as you can, and don’t let it end there. Spread the joy of loving evenly to the rest of the year and beyond, until it becomes our most basic instinct.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!