13 Perfectly Honest Valentine’s Day Cards

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Whether you’re telling someone you don’t like their outfit or you love them more than kittens, sometimes it’s better to just get to the point. Emily McDowell’s greeting cards prove that there are charming ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day — without all the Hallmark-y mush.

Some of these love notes are part of a larger set of 20 cards that the artist just released, covering everything from a belated happy birthday to failure to baby and wedding congratulations.

Because nothing says “I love you” quite like, “Are you wearing that?”

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