Valentine's Day Exchange Cards for the Classroom, for Parties & for Those Who Matter Most
Yes, Valentine exchange cards are still very much a thing, even in the day of email, ecards, and text messages.
Traditional birthday invitations are falling by the wayside, and even Christmas cards have waned in popularity. But interest in Valentine's Day exchange cards remains strong, especially among kids. Why do we suppose this is?
Everyone loves a handwritten note of appreciation. It's far more personal than a text message, and you don't need a phone number for your message to get through. This makes exchange cards a perfect vehicle to share affection for friends, classmates, teachers, or anyone else who has a positive impact on your life. Even people on the fringes who may not realize how much they matter to you.
It's also a non-threatening way to show appreciation. Since Valentine exchange cards are so common, especially in schools, the giver risks nothing and the receiver feels no obligation, other than the obligation to say, "Thank you" and reciprocate with an exchange card of his or her own.
Compared to standard cards you might purchase at a pharmacy or grocery store, Valentine exchange cards are a bargain, sometimes costing 25 cents or less apiece as sold in value packs. This makes them especially attractive to children, who may hand out 30 or more cards at school, several more cards at Sunday school, not to mention the cards reserved for family, neighbors, and friends unaffiliated with school or church.
Valentine exchange cards will fit in the pocket of a backpack or between the pages of a binder until the moment comes to hand them out – to teachers, friends, or maybe even to that one special person for whom you carry a secret torch.