With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’ve been writing up my gift guide on what to get for him
, as well as alternative gift ideas for couples
However, for all us Asian girls, I’ve come across a fantastic place that does multicultural – mainly Asian and black – personalised greeting cards, providing a cute and quirky twist on the traditional offering.
Chilli Melon is the brown person’s Moonpig, and the cards cost around the same price. With cards for birthdays, Diwali, father’s day and of course Valentine’s Day, the cards are funny and personable, and not like anything I’ve seen in Clinton’s cards.
I think it’s about time us desi’s had our own greeting cards. The only thing remotely close to this (as far
as I’m aware) has been the limited offerings you see in Asian clothes shops, where a rack of about 20 cards are personalised to different names, none of which are mine.
I particularly like this rather tongue-in-cheek Valentine’s card, which is just soooo relevant to my blog!
|Desi girl Valentine’s Day card
Also, similar to Moonpig, you can also customise your cards with a photo of your loves one, adding a personal touch.
The only thing I thought was missing from the selection were Eid cards. There were cards for Diwali
and Raksha Bandhan, so it would be great to see some Muslim greetings cards. But hopefully this is something Chilli Melon will work on.
Now we’re approaching Valentine’s Day, if you’re looking for something different, definitely give Chilli Melon a look.