With 14 February fast approaching, many young lovers are facing a conundrum:
Emoji or Valentine's card?
According to Royal Mail research, 67% of respondents are planning to give a card. Hang on, give a card? Surely posting the card is better! Anyway...
Valentine's Day is an excuse to send a message to your secret love. (Which is nice, as long as it's not a stalking-type relationship.) Royal Mail's survey found that 3% of Valentine's cards would be sent to a secret crush.
Partners and spouses are the top recipients, with 92% of cards destined for other halves. No figures on how many of those cards would be sent out of a crushing feeling of obligation.
More concerning, however, was the finding that 1% of Valentine's cards would be given to pets. Pets. Honestly. Who would give a Valentine's card to their pet? What if your pet was also your secret love?
(No survey has been done of pets' intentions for Valentine's Day.)
Royal Mail's research found that 18% of Valentine's cards will be sent through the mail. First class mail, one hopes. Imagine the feeling of receiving a Valentine's card, sent second class mail.
Oh well. Enjoy these disturbing Valentine's Day cards from the past:
Images from The Postal Museum.
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