Review: Valentine’s Day cards by the Red Letter Paper Company

When stores rolled out their Valentines’ Day cards shortly after Christmas, I perused the card aisle looking for a special card that was both romantic and unique for my husband. There are only so many cards out there though, or so I thought…

Have you ever gone to a baby shower or a birthday party and someone else showed up with the same card? I have. 🙁 That’s what makes little stores like the Red Letter Paper Company so fantastic. The Red Letter Paper Co. sells Christian cards with a modern edge. The front of each card has a catchy phrase, appealing graphic, or sweet message; while the back of each card features a corresponding Bible verse.

Read how the Red Letter Paper Co. came to be by clicking HERE.

I was given the opportunity to choose two Valentine’s Day cards from the Red Letter Paper Co. to review. Although there were several cards I really liked, I knew the “Love is patient, love is kind” card was perfect for my husband and me. Taken from 1 Corinthians 13, these verses were featured on our engagement invitation and the theme at our wedding!

Love Never Fails Card

The second card I chose says, “One card isn’t enough to say everything.” This card will be perfect for family or other loved ones, for an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or “just because.”

One Card Isn't Enough

Both cards arrived with envelopes, wrapped in a cello sleeve (it’s recyclable!) for protection against spills and smudges.

Wrapped Cards

The cards are made with heavy card stock and measure 4.25″x5.5,” so there is plenty of space to write a personalized message inside.

Cards are blank inside for personalization.
Cards are blank inside for personalization.

The back of each card has a Bible verse printed. Both cards I chose have 1 Cor. 13:13 written on the back.

Verse on Back

Cards and Envelopes

Other cards they sell (perfect for Valentine’s Day!):

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I think their cards are elegant and beautiful. The colors look muted in the photos I took (poor lighting), but they’re actually quite vibrant. I’m planning on purchasing Easter and Mother’s Day cards (Shhhh! Don’t tell!) from The Red Letter Paper Co., because that’s how much I like these cards! They also sell art prints for the walls of your home as well as notecards with beautiful, inspiring photographs printed on the front.

One of my favorite things about The Red Letter Paper Co. is their commitment to “being as green as possible.” The company prints their cards on recycled paper, and both their cards and envelopes are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council for meeting forest management standards. Finally, their cards and envelopes are also made carbon neutral with 100% wind power.

You can read more about The Red Letter Company and their pledge to World Orphans on their Web site. Visit The Red Letter Paper Company on Etsy to see more beautiful cards! Which is your favorite?

Note: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. The opinions expressed above are my own and may differ from the opinions of others.

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Reminisce and Contemplation

I went to Target today. My mom had my son, so I was by myself in the restroom, washing my hands. A young new mother came in with a baby that couldn’t have been more than a few days old. She (the baby) was crying. Her harried mother was carrying the sobbing baby in one arm and a diaper bag and infant carrier in the other. The mom was completely focused on trying to calm her daughter and get her changing supplies out, so I was able to observe her unnoticed briefly while drying my hands.

Has it really only been a few short months since I was that mother? It feels so long ago.

I have to chuckle now when I think of myself in the hospital, and the way I reacted to the nurses. I was trying to please them and prove to them that I did know how to take care of my baby. Every time a nurse came in, I informed the nurse what I had been doing and how things were going. I was naive, wasn’t I? Yes, I still am, I guess. I’m very new to this world of mommyhood. But it’s kind of a trial by fire isn’t it? There’s no way to ease into it. One minute you’re expecting, and the next you’re completely responsible for this little life that depends on you for everything. It’s amazing, isn’t it?

I posted recently on my personal Facebook page that you don’t know real love until you’re a parent. I think my statement may have annoyed one or two of the non-parents. But if you’re a parent, I think you know what I mean. It’s not that I don’t love my husband, my family, my friends…I do. But the love you have for your baby…it’s different. It’s such a strong bond, that I start tear up right now just thinking about it. Sometimes my son looks up at me and smiles. It’s this incredible look of love. I can see in his eyes that he thinks I’m just the greatest person in the world. I know that as he grows older, his world will expand. Daddy will be come even more interesting, and there will be other people he relies on in his life. But for now, I’m the one he reaches for when he’s scared or hurt.

I’m so thankful for my beautiful baby boy and my amazing husband. God has truly blessed me beyond what I deserve, because I don’t deserve this.

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