Design Our Valentines

The NSS invited its 2020 exhibitors to submit their original Valentine-themed card designs in our 4th annual “Design Our Valentines” contest.

See below for the winners and finalists of this year's competition.  Each design was new for Valentine’s Day 2020 and shoppers fell in love with them all!


CATEGORY#1: TRADITIONAL GENRE

This category is for Valentine’s Day-themed greeting card art, design, graphics and editorial direction that is wholesome, vintage, tender, romantic, serious or conservative. Limit one entry per designer/company per category.

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2019 Winner: JooJoo Paper "Hedgehog Love"

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2019 Finalists:  Tallulah Madwell "Vintage Valentine" | Mailennial "Always Remember Love"


CATEGORY #2: CONTEMPORARY GENRE

This category is for Valentine’s Day-themed greeting card art, design, graphics and editorial direction that is current, modern, on trend, hip, fun, humorous, bold, sarcastic or snarky. Limit one entry per designer/company per category.

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2019 Winner: Kweer Cards "Scrabble Card"

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2019 Finalists: ilootpaperie "Gibbon Love"| Cabbage Cards "Dairy Moves Me"


CATEGORY #3: WE LOVE THE NSS

Exhibitors were invited to let their creativity run wild! This category was for Valentine’s Day-themed greeting card art, design, graphics and editorial direction that incorporated the NSS as part of their original design. Their design could include the NSS logo or could reference “NSS” as part of the design. Limited to one entry per designer/company per category.

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2019 Winner: Grey Street Paper "Candy Heart" 

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2019 Finalists: Dry Wit Goods "Let’s Get Lovey Dovey at the NSS" | Just My Type Greetings "NSS – We Love You"

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