At this time of year, I can generally be found scrambling to locate a Valentines Day card for my husband that fulfils my near-impossible desires of being not-too-smutty, not-too-smushy, and not costing approximately half my next mortgage payment.
As much as I love him, my husband and I are more likely to quote lines from Galavant‘s “Maybe You’re Not the Worst Thing Ever” to one another than Hallmark’s sickeningly sweet endearments.
Nor do I wish to have “hilarious” cards describing how much we’d like to “bonk” one another on display where our six-year-old, or my mother-in-law, can easily read them. As a result, I’ve taken to Etsy for my Valentines Day card shopping over recent years where I’m spoilt for choice when it comes to nerdy, adorable cards that really speak to us and our relationship. This year I have, unsurprisingly, noticed a vast array of Star Wars cards in my searches and I wanted to share some of my favourites with you, many of which are perfect for handing out at school.
Darkroom & Dearly makes adorable, cute cartoon designs for a large number of fandoms including Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and Doctor Who. Their Star Wars range features full-size individual cards for all the new core Force Awakens light side characters (including Rey!), and a set of mini cards featuring all the designs – perfect for handing out in school.
KacyBeck mostly sells custom journals and beautiful wedding calligraphy, however, this Valentines Day she is offering cards featuring individual watercolour paintings of BB-8 and R2-D2. Adorable and unique.
Etsy is filled with “BB Mine” designs, but PeatreeBojangles offers a slightly different with a gorgeous “BB my D8” variation. Her BB-8, surrounded by pink hearts, is just too sweet.
EnglishRoseCards has a range of stunning Valentines cards, each featuring beautiful watercolour designs for a range of fandoms including Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones. There are two Star Wars designs, but this BB-8 design leapt out at me because of its individual design, using the little droid’s trail in the sand to draw a heart.
Left getting a card til the last minute? LindsayBrittonDesign has a whole range of instant download printable Valentines day designs including princesses, superheroes, and Star Wars. The latter comes in multipacks featuring a range of characters from across the saga.
TeenyWeeniePaper has a range of Star Wars cards, many of which feature terrible puns perfect for your geeky Valentine. The cards include characters from the original trilogy and The Force Awakens. Because who doesn’t want a Maz Kanata Valentines card?
FundayPrints also offers instant download of their cards, and their Star Wars pack features 12 different characters including Rey, Leia, Luke, Han, Yoda, Darth Vader, and Kylo Ren. The store also offers Disney Princess designs alongside superheroes, Frozen, and Shopkins, and you can also download matching treat bag toppers for many of the themes if your child will be giving out gifts.
Top image: Star Wars Valentines Cards, compiled by Sophie Brown, © retained by holders as credited above.