Monday, February 14, 2011

Geeks do fall in love: Valentine cards for Star Wars sweethearts and more

Princess Leia: "I love you."
Han Solo: "I know."
 - from The Empire Strikes Back



Love is the universal Force that binds us all, and February 14 is a special day to celebrate this magical-mystical-romantic feeling. Whoever says that Valentine's Day is corny deserves a date with the Sarlacc in the Great Pit of Carkoon. Since I have work on Valentine's night I celebrated it a day earlier with my better half and 2 ewoks at Shakey's SM Dasmariñas. Happy Valentine's Day my Labski! I love you from each cell of my midi-chlorians!

So, fellow SW fans,  if you want to make this day special for your fanboy/fangirl date but can't afford that Lego Milennium Falcon set or Kotobukiya Boba Fett kit, why not create your own Star Wars Valentine Cards? I've seen some catchy and funny fan made ones on the internet that I'd like to share with all of you.

The set of images below are from Jimmy Tyler's Flicker photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/14531705@N00/)










Artist Grant Gould designed the cards below for StarWars.com (http://www.starwars.com/kids/activity/crafts/f20080214/index.html)


Here's another set from StarWars.com, this time lenticular cards from Hallmark, even for non-lovers



Partyamerica.com also has a Clone Wars V-day card:


How about some uber-cute designs for Valentine's day friendships from freelance graphic designer James Stowe? (http://jamesstowe.blogspot.com/2010/02/star-war-valentines-2010.html)

A smiling Luke hanging upside down with a wampa? Boba Fett feeding the Sarlacc chocolate? Yoda, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Jinn getting chummy with Count Dooku, General Grievous and Darth Maul? Han Solo eating ice cream with Greedo? Mr Stowe pulled it all off nicely!







Now that you have enough ideas, don't dilly-dally. Make this day special for the one you love. Do or do not. There is no try.

Happy Valentine's Day dear Carinderia Patrons!

6 comments:

Karla said...

The Valentine's Day Friendship Cards are so cute! ^_^ My favorite is Good Friends Share Their Toys! :)

Btw, nice profile pic. I like the way how you edited it to be like Luke Skywalker. ^_^

jedi_randy said...

Thanks Karla! I'm a Boba Fett fan plus I love chocolates so I'm going with "Friends Share Snacks" :)

Friends say I look like Dagul in my profile pic, haha!

Kathy Ngo said...

Bwahahahaha! Naappreciate ko. Geek nga ako!

Stacy said...

I love it nice ideas!

Rene Chetae Guevara said...

geek & SW fan here.i like the holo greeting cards.uh,wait they probably have cards on 3D too considering that Ep.1 is :)

jedi_randy said...

Thanks for dropping by Kay, Stacy and Rene! The time will come when we can all send holographic greetings through some advanced cellphone technology :)

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