2015 Collection: Funny and Weird Valentine’s Day Greetings

Valentine’s Day is nearly here and with it salutations of love and romance abound! To welcome in the holiday as customary, I am sharing some of the memorable greeting cards from my personal collection. Some of these cards are humorous, others weird, owing to manufacturer oversights or irreverent themes. Most of them were found in ordinary card bins from very ordinary shops; others are items emailed to me by friends. And for this year’s collection, I have also included a few cards from my childhood days. These last, I have always found particularly amusing.

As always, I hope you enjoy the selection, and I wish everyone the sweetest and safest of Valentine's Day!


Traditional Greeting Cards


The inside message of this first card is as attractive as the photo, and my intention was to give it to my husband. Then as I was going through the check-out lane I noticed the typo, so of course the card went into the collection.


Another typo ruined this otherwise appropriately sweet card.


No typo printed in this one, and I guess it is ideal if your sweetheart works at a dairy farm.


The romance just gushes from this card, eh?


This one reads like it was meant to be given to a pirate.


And speaking of pirates..this card from a popular "Once Upon A Time" collection could have used a grammar-check.


Here's an inspirational message for the religious person on your card list.


I am assuming the editor was asleep when this card came up for the final proof-read.


Found this one in the bin under Service/Military Personnel. And while a banana may not be a traditional Valentine symbol, I still find the subliminal message humorously romantic!


Cards from email friends and contacts



I got this ecard from someone who knows my less than ecstatic feelings for NBC's Brian Williams.


And from someone who knows my even less enthusiastic opinion for Alex Jones.


From an old friend who shares my enjoyment of the classic Disney films, and who has a great sense of humor.


Saved from my school days


The boy that gave me this card grew up to own his own furniture store and become a respected member of the community. But suffice to say, if we attended 3rd grade now and he handed me this, the teachers would have the school locked down and the National Guard sent in. Sigh. I miss the good ole days.


Yeah, this Sesame Street kids' Valentine has one glaring eyesore of a typo. But hey, that's what makes it so funny!


It's a good thing my Mama always checked the cards before I signed them. Otherwise, handing out this in-poor-taste Scooby Doo card might have brought some unwanted repercussions.


Mama was so taken back by these two Loony Tunes cards she threw the whole box away. Thankfully, I thought to snatch them out of the waste can when she wasn't looking and hide them away.


When I was a little older, I started collecting novelty cards with my own pocket money. One day I came across a box of old Sci-Fiction Valentine-themed greetings at a local five-and-dime. To my adolescent delight, this hilarious "Lost In Space" gem was among them!






This Hub ©February 13, 2015 by Beth Perry

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savvydating 21 months ago

Ha,ha,ha! Robust and thrifty helpmeet indeed. Can you imagine any man saying such a thing nowadays. I kind of love it, for some strange reason---it's just so, well, practical. I can picture the wife, though.....her eyes rolling nearly to the back of her head, that is, if she doesn't come after said hubby with a good solid, "robust" frying pan instead. Lol.


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bethperry 21 months ago from Tennesee Author

savvydating, oh yes, I could see that! lol Thanks for reading and for the comment - you made my evening!


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DDE 21 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Amazing and very interesting. A great thought for a hub.


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bethperry 21 months ago from Tennesee Author

Thank you DDE.


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poetryman6969 21 months ago

Yes, I love Uranus too! It's a planet? Who knew!

You can tell your beloved: I'd kill zombies with you any time!

By the way, I don't trust anyone who habitually wears a sharp object like an arrow though their headgear. I regard such folks as mentally unbalanced.


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bethperry 21 months ago from Tennesee Author

poetryman6969, thanks for dropping by! And now that you mention it, that lady's headgear does kind of remind me of Wilma Flinstone (and I'm not sure Wilma wasn't mentally unbalanced to have married Fred). Thanks for commenting :)

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