I am not going to set here and talk about mushy stuff that consists of I love this person blah blah blah. I really want to talk about ways for designers like ourselves to put our talents to good use on this holiday. For one why spend five to ten bucks on a card that has other people's words on it? We are designers, we can create our own card with words from our own hearts, true this will take a little thought behind it and I know most people just want to get through this holiday with as little as no effort but come on, it takes two seconds to tell someone you love them in a few words and the same amount of time to print it out on a nice piece of paper.
Also why go spend forty to fifty bucks on roses when you can spend twenty minutes on the computer watching a video on how to make paper roses, and just make a few of those that won't die. These are just a few ways that we as designers can put our skills to the test, so next time you are rushing to get a card or a gift in order use your designer skills.