Greetings for Valentines

Award winning San Diego artist Tricia Kaye is the force behind Tea Leaf Cards, a small digital media company dedicated to providing high quality cards. She and I have worked together on numerous projects and since I’m based in Alaska these days, the electronic medium suits us perfectly.

Below you can watch a video we put together to announce Tea Leaf Cards latest additions, just in time for Valentines Day.

Tea Leaf Cards focuses on short and sweet electronic greetings, aimed at people on the go. Whilst we both enjoy paper cards (Tea Leaf Cards has those too), electronic greetings offer a different and unique way of staying in touch with people, especially from a distance. There are many occasions where an ecard hits the perfect note – Valentines is one of those.

In the Americas and increasingly in Australia as well, Valentines is a day of showing friendship as well as romantic love. While it has become very commercial in the US, I still like the idea of showing appreciation of both friends and lovers – and who does not like roses and chocolates?

The celebration of Valentine’s Day may have early roots in Greco-Roman times, but the first recorded association of Valentines with romantic love is in “Parliament of Fowls” (1382) by Geoffrey Chaucer – “For this was Saint Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate.” So Valentine’s day has been celebrated from many centuries, and Valentine’s Day cards were first produced in in 1797.

We hope you enjoy our selection – see