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Valentine Skulls and Hearts

Updated on January 19, 2018
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Valentine's Day has grown in popularity, much encouraged by the card, chocolate and flower industries. So, if you can't beat them, join them

You won't see Romantic Valentine Cards on this Page - This is the place for all things Gothic


Not everyone wants to send a lovey-dovey card. Anti-Valentine cards have a place too.

You'll find a great selection of Gothic style here - including Cards, Jewelry, and Artwork.

Skulls are cool this season. Put them with romantic hearts and you have weird and wild tongue-in-cheek symbolism, loving you to death.

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When I was a teenager, many decades ago, I used to have a dinky little skeleton on a key-ring, which I loved

It used to come everywhere with me.

I suppose that was the precursor of Goth, before it was fashionable, and people used to say I was ghoulish or just plain weird. I didn't care - I always liked being a bit different, and still do. I would be rather sad if I was now thought of as ordinary, or run-of-the-mill. I don't make a point of standing out in a crowd, but I do believe in being myself, and I try not to conform to what other people think I should be, but rather to what I think I should be. That way lies peace of mind.

I must confess, I can't remember ever having sent anyone a Valentine card myself, romantic or unromantic. Maybe when I was young it just wasn't done for girls to send cards to blokes. I don't know, don't care, and, to be honest, can't remember!

I think you could say I'm a cynic.

Combining Hearts With Skulls is Surely Symbolic - The Question is "Symbolic of What?"

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This to my mind might signify:

  • eternal love

or, maybe,

  • I will love you till I die

or

  • My love for you will endure beyond life itself

or

  • In the midst of love and life we are in death

or even

  • Let's meet in the next life

.....and so on, and so forth.

On the other hand, maybe it just signifies cocking a snook at a romantic but somewhat commercialized notion of what love is supposed to be. But, paradoxically, it has itself become somewhat commercialized, wouldn't you say?


What do Gothic Skulls and Hearts Mean to You?

Sicko?

Weird?

Fun?

A Must-Have?

Skulls and Hearts on Amazon - All Gothic jewelry

Combining Hearts with Skulls is surely symbolic - The question is "Symbolic of What?"

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Sending Valentine Cards is a Slightly Thought-Provoking Tradition and Raises Several Questions:

  • Is it only men who send them anonymously to the woman of their dreams, or do women also send anonymous Valentines to the man of the moment?
  • Is it only single people who send them, or has it now become commonplace for couples to send them?
  • And what about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people - that could be a bit confusing: Whether and who sends what to whom, and vice versa? Would they need to reach some agreement first?
  • If you are in a stable relationship, would you still send one?
  • Do you feel obliged in any way to send a romantic missive to your significant other? Would the sparks fly if you didn't send one?
  • What if you send more than one, i.e. to different admirees - does this make you a slightly sordid predator, or just someone who has a particularly romantic soul?
  • If you don't receive a Valentine card, do you feel unpopular or rejected, or do you laugh it off or not think anything of it?
  • If you receive more than one, are you a tart, or a very loveable person?
  • Do you feel these questions are trivial or important?

I designed this creepy Valentine card on Zazzle You can add to or change the wording, to make it your own:

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Now here's a weird Poster

You can buy this Poster from AllPosters

Ed Hardy has designed a number of different products with this design, titled "Love Kills Slowly". This Poster is on allposters.com but there is a whole range of T-Shirts, sneakers and jewelry with Ed Hardy's designs on Amazon.com

Ed Hardy - Love...

Buy This at Allposters.com


My Zazzle Skulls - You can also get this skull design on other products

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Tie - Burning Skulls by GloriousConfusion

Poll About Valentine's Day - Choose your answer out of the five replies below:

See how you compare with the other readers - What do you think about sending a Valentine card to your beloved (or anyone else, come to that)?

Would you be cheeky and send skulls and hearts?

Will you be sending a Valentine card to the subject of your admiration?

See results

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    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      4 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Virginia Allain: You'd be amazed at how popular skulls and hearts are

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Now this is a unique combination that I never would have thought of.

    • Gloriousconfusion profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Grant 

      4 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Gypzeerose: Yes, there are some nice things there

    • Gypzeerose profile image

      Rose Jones 

      4 years ago

      Don't have a current object of my affection..............I love your choices though.

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      gaminglaptops 

      5 years ago

      I love how these are not all drippy romantic!

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