Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine's day in the "Land of Love"! + a giveaway

Do you send out Valentine's Day cards?  I love sending Valentines to my friends and family, especially because the city I live in, Loveland, CO, has a Valentine re-mailing program.  People from all over the US and the world send their Valentines to Loveland first to be stamped and remailed.  There is a contest every year to design the image and poem on the stamp.  

Living in the "Land of Love" certainly makes Valentine's Day special.  In addition to the re-mailing program, there are hearts hung on light posts throughout the city.  People pay to have their messages put on the hearts and the money goes to charity.  When I was in high school, our chapter of the National Honor Society was in charge of painting the hearts and it was so much fun to get together in a big barn and spray paint love letters that would be hung across the city.  Every year, there is at least one "Will you marry me?" message!

In the past few years I've made some friends throughout the country and I'm so excited to send them Valentine's with my city's special stamp.  Lucia is even going to send some of her own Valentine's out to her baby friends this year!

Have you heard of Treat?  It's an online greeting card company where you can make your very own, personalized greeting cards.  I'm sure you're aware about many companies that offer photo cards, but what I love about Treat is that every part of the card is customizable, even if you don't want to include a picture!  You can use Treat's images and customize the message, use your own photos and customize the message, or if you are at a loss for words, can use the Message Library to inspire you.  There are two other features that make Treat cards unique: you can include a gift card printed right inside the cards and you can have it shipped directly to the recipient.  It makes it so easy!  You can even make them on Treat's iPhone app.

The only downside (if you can even call it that) to Treat is that there are SO many styles, it's difficult to choose!  There are 621 options for Valentines alone!  Funny, smart, sassy, sweet - something for everyone you know!

 Here are a few of my favorite Treat Valentine's Day Cards:

 Join Treat for a #SweetTreats Twitter part on 1/29 at 2PM EST.  You can also connect with Treat on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, or get inspiration from the Treat blog

 Treat is offering one Messy Wife, Blessed Life reader the chance to win 5 free Treat cards! Enter on the PromoSimple widget below. Good luck!

Contest ends 2/1.  Open to US residents only. Easy entry and tweet entry are daily options, so come back daily for more chances to win!


I will receive free Treat cards in return for this post and giveaway.  Opinions are 100% my own.  See Disclosure Policy.


  1. There are so many great cards it's hard to choose! But I really like the "I love you 365 days a year" card because sometimes I think valentine's day is dumb b/c why do I need a special day to tell people I love them? I love them everyday!

  2. I like the Fortunate Pair card!

  3. I like "Sandy Splendor" - how cute that you can personalize your names in the sand!


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