Before the jewelry and roses, before the candy hearts and stuffed teddy bears, before the overwhelming expectation of unique gift giving hijacked the holiday, Valentine's Day was best known for something else: its endless supply of cheesy, romantic, sexy, and, above all, corny cards. This year, it is time to once again honor the traditions you started in elementary school by picking out funny (and often punny) Valentine's Day cards for all the book nerds in you life.
There is a lot of pressure around choosing the *perfect* gift for your Valentine. When you were younger, though, the holiday was much simpler, and much more fun. Instead of spending hours trying to find a present that accurately represents your unique relationship and where it stands, all you had to do was trade funny Valentine's Day cards to other kids in you class. There was no budgeting for an expensive dinner and a big box of chocolates, no agonizing over whether or not jewelry is too serious of a gift, and no stressing about whether or not it was "too soon" to spend the day together. Valentine's Day as a kid was easy: get cards, attach candy, trade, repeat. If you ask me, it's time to get back to the basics and celebrate Valentine's the good old fashioned way: with silly and witty cards.
Whether you are shopping for your bibliophilistic significant other or picking our Valentine's for the whole book club, here are 21 cards for book nerds that will make them swoon.