Yes, we know that Valentine’s Day is not a Jewish holiday, and in fact is technically derived from a saint’s day, but we still like to celebrate it. As stated in a discussion of Valentine’s Day and Judaism on My Jewish Learning, the desire to express love and to offer gifts to loved ones is in line with Jewish tradition and values. In fact, the idea of a special day to encourage coupledom is well-rooted in the Jewish tradition; Tu B’Av, the 15th day of the Jewish month of Av, was an ancient day of matchmaking.
Here are some fun ways to send a little Jewish along with your Valentine’s greetings.
Show your appreciation for those workouts with this Yiddish Valentine’s Day card available on Etsy:
Or if you like their bawdiness as well as their bod, send this Chutzpah Valentine’s Day Card, also available from Zazzle:
Oy vey, here is an adults-only Jewish Valentine’s Day Card from Jewish Funny Bone:
The inside of this Valentine’s Day Card, also from Jewish Funny Bone, reads “As far as I’m concerned, you’re it!”
Keep it kosher with your valentine and send this card from Etsy:
Everybody loves those little candy hearts. Send some with a Jewish twist with these Jewish Valentine’s Day Cards from Zazzle:
This Jewish Valentine’s Day Card is also available on Zazzle:
Both of the above cards may also be sent as e-cards through Zazzle’s Our Jewish Community Store.
Show that mensch you appreciate him with this “Nice Jewish Boy” Valentine from Etsy:
A little lukewarm about your feelings? You can still send Valentine’s greetings with this card from Cafe Press:
And remember these famous words:
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”