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23 Valentine's Day Cards That Are Actually Works Of Art

02/06/2015 09:57 am ET

Valentine's Day is coming up and you may find yourself standing in the card store painstakingly trying to pick the perfect card for whomever it is you're thinking of. But you may also find yourself wondering, "Why am I working so hard to find a beautiful card when this person is probably going to just throw it away anyway?"

It's a sad thought. That's why we have found 23 cards that are so beautifully made that one could say they are works of art on their own. If you're looking for a card that won't go to waste, here are a few (mostly handmade) majestic creations that no one would toss.

1. When you want to tell someone they are beautiful... and give them your heart.

beautiful
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2. A custom illustrated card featuring the two of you.

couple
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3. A card that is actually a sculpture.

mouse
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4. A card that gives you an easy way to forever have your initials carved into a tree.

carve
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5. Why not give everyone a cute little gnome?

gnome
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6. An elegant card adorned with a heart made out of of quilled paper flowers.

quilled
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7. A card for the couple who believes in fairy tales.

birds
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9. For the people who love their dog just as much as their significant other.

dog
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10. If you're really into hearts, this card is for you.

hearts
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11. Or if you would like to jar up your heart and give it to that special someone.

jarhearts
Buy it here.

12. A card for those who like things a bit furry...

furry
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13. A card that shows you love someone so much you're willing to give them the last chocolate.

pugs
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14. And a card that shows you love someone just as much as you love pizza.

pizza
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15. Because you're a kid at heart.

puppet
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16. If sloths are your spirit animals.

sloths
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17. How about whales?

whale
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18. The most awesomely hand-drawn cards to give to your friends.

dinosaurs
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19. For the coffee addict who has a sense of humor.

coffee
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20. A card that uses nature to express your love.

leaf
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21. Flowers. Period.

flower
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22. A card that quaintly says what you want to say.

boat
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23. And a card that isn't much of a card but more of a box... that a lumberjack may have built.

lumber
Buy it here.

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