Way back when in elementary school, Valentine’s Day was one of the most exciting holiday parties of the year. Nothing quite beat the feeling of reaching into an overly glittered mailbox (read: shoebox) at the edge of a desk and pulling out a Valentine’s Day card. Remember the hopeful anticipation? Today, that warm, fuzzy feeling just isn’t the same when tagged in a tweet, Facebook status or Instagram caption. Check out four of the best places to find Valentine’s Day cards in Dallas to spread some modern love the old-fashioned way this February 14th.
1. The Gypsy Wagon | 2928 N. Henderson Ave.
This eclectic North Henderson favorite is the perfect one-stop shop for all Valentine’s Day needs. The bohemian boutique is known around town for its handmade and eco-conscious gifts, clothing, jewelry and home décor at reasonable prices. Best of all, The Gypsy Wagon sells a wide array of cute Rifle Paper Co. and ban.dō paper accessories with sayings perfect for V-day, such as “We go together like salt and pepper” and “You’re the bee’s knees.”
2. Paper Source | 8687 N. Central Expressway, Suite 721
Paper Source may be a national chain, but its crafting supplies, decorative paper, custom stationery and quirky gifts are some of the best. Head down to NorthPark Center and enter a Valentine’s Day wonderland filled with Pinterest-worthy everything. The V-day cards range from sweet and endearing to downright funny – like a stick figure, balloon-toting meatloaf stating, “Meat loaf you this much.” Feeling extra mushy? Include couple’s crafting class passes inside the card as well.
3. Read Between The Lines | 2412 Victory Park Lane
This hidden downtown gem is home to all of the incredible cards and prints students didn’t even know they needed. But don’t expect to find the typical pink and red, hugs and kisses cards here. Oh, no. Read Between The Lines is all about straight edges, metallic gold fonts and fantastic phrases that will leave customers wishing they were witty enough to think of them themselves. Check out the store’s “Whatever Forever With You” Pinterest board for even more Valentine’s Day inspiration.
4. Swoozie’s | 8417 Preston Center Plaza
In addition to charming Valentine’s Day-themed snail mail, this party store has everything required to throw the biggest and best V-day bash in Dallas this Sunday. With its large selection of tableware, hostess gifts and designer stationery, be sure to add Swoozie’s to any pre-party to-do lists. And for all the single ladies out there celebrating the fourteenth’s festivities, this Plaza at Preston Center shop has just as many Galentine’s Day cards (“Cupid is stupid”) as it does Valentine’s Day cards (“We’re a perfect match”).