Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Art to Heart

Six days left and zero tolerance. Just the idea of spending hours reading every card in that profusely pink aisle has you ready to fold.

To write it off. To get ripped.

Before you run ragged (or tear the poor worker at the card shop a new one) check out a few Valentine's Day cards we're sure you'll heart.

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Be Exclusive
The best things in life are free so add these six adorable prints to that list. Each complimentary card is drawn up a member of AIGA Honolulu, the professional association for design, and can be signed with your personal message, sealed, and delivered by February 14 if ordered in the next 48 hours.
Limit three cards per customer. Click here to order until 10 a.m. Friday.


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A Past-ionate Affair
Prove your love is timeless with one-of-a-kind vintage valentines. Jump for the parachuter ($18), warm up with the Hawaii-themed couple ($38), or cruise through a whole collection of cards, including a rare hula skirt clad Minnie Mouse from the 30s.
Tincan Mailman, 1026 Nuuanu Ave. 808.524.3009.




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To Have and to Gold
Even simple sentiments glimmer when done in 22-karat gold leaf. Bradley & Lily hand letters romantic phrases like "at last", "be mine", or "xoxo" for an elegant look with a lot of heart.
Heart of Gold cards are $4 each at South Shore Paperie, 1016 Kapahulu Ave. in Kilohana Square. 808.744.8746.




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Get Fresh
You were picky then grew to adore him so why bury your feelings anymore? Shop Toast's adorable cards tell him he's the apple of your eye, that you're the perfect pair, or four other fruit-inspired sweet somethings.
$5 each on Shop Toast's online store or 3434 Waialae Ave #3. 808.447.9233.



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Confetti Your Feelings
Here's a find just your type. Download Socialite Paperwork's heart-strewn card, fill in your own love note, then print and send. Singles will also find Girls' Night Out invites and former University of Hawaii student Raquel Gushi even designed a page full of wedges to celebrate your other big love, your shoes.
$3 on Socialite Paperwork's Etsy shop.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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