The classic Valentine ’s Day gift is a big bouquet of red roses and a box of chocolates. Hallmark, in the good old days before email and text messages, made a romantic V-Day card an essential part of the celebration though the tradition has all but faded in the new, tech-driven era. However, for the true romantic who want to carry forward the old tradition of offering sweets and a few sweeter words to his beloved on the day, we do have a few novelty products like this edible valentine day’s card that would just make your beloved’s day!
Created by Emily Evans, a London-based medical artist, the fully edible Valentine’s Day card is made using water, vegetable oil and potato starch that makes it absolutely safe for consumption. The exterior of the card is designed in the “papel picado” (perforated paper) style which is a classic decorative craft from Mexico. In the country, the folk art is used to depict local traditions, lore and belief though Evan’s creation used a real heart portrait in between two skulls facing each other. The front of the card also boasts of the Amore Eternal (Eternal Love) image which suits the theme of the day perfectly.
On the inside, the card is totally blank which means that the user is free to draw anything or pen their own words of love inside and personalize the card for their beloved. Of course the card comes with edible ink to ensure that you don’t accidently poison your valentine! When folded, the card sits at just 5 7/8 inches x 8 1/8 inches though it opens up to 11 ¾ inches x 8 1/8 inches big when open. Each $12 edible Valentine ’s Day card comes with an edible ink-laden pen (the pen itself isn’t edible) and an edible envelope.