11/02/2019 06:00 GMT | Updated 11/02/2019 06:00 GMT

LGBT+ Cards To Make Valentine's Day Less Heteronormative

Happy Valentine's Gay.

Valentine’s day can be heteronormative. Too often celebrating love can be seen as synonymous with celebrating gender norms, ‘traditional’ relationships, and loads of other restrictive ideas of what love should look like. It can also be super commercial. 

But that’s not to say it has to be any of those things – if anything, Valentine’s can be a lowkey, annual reminder to tell the people you love that you love them, and celebrate what your love looks like.

It’s also LGBT+ History Month – so to push against the tide of images of straight couples inevitably coming our way, we found the best cards that celebrate queer love.

[Read More: 11 Filthy Valentine’s Day Cards If Romance Isn’t Your Thing]


Happy Valentine’s Gay, Scribbler, £2.49, £3.20, £5.99 (S, M, L)


LGBT+ Valentine’s Day Cards, AvilaDianaArt, £4 (different skin tones and gender presentations available)


Perfect Match, Scribbler, £2.49, £3.20, £5.99 (S, M, L)

CraftyCyborg on Etsy

GOT PRIDE? Hand-stitched cards, CraftyCyborg£15.24 for three


Queer Cuties Postcard Set, HildeAtlanta, £2.74


I’m Gay For You!, StudioBoketto, £2.55


Penguin Couple, CompatibleCards, £3.45


Big Fat Lesbian Crush, Scribbler, £2.49, £3.20, £5.99 (S, M, L)