I received a nifty valentine in the mail from United Airlines.
First off, happy Valentine’s Day! Although the holiday has been commercialized even more so than Christmas, it originally began as a Christian feast day to remember a pair of first century martyrs…you can read the lurid details here. But for most, Valentine’s Day is a day to spend money on overpriced flowers, chocolate, and other superfluities…but I digress (and purchased flowers and chocolate and will be cooking dinner for my wife Heidi…).
Yesterday I received my own valentine in the mail from United Airlines. Perhaps that was fitting reply to my self-confessed love affair with United. Actually, I received two.
The first one proclaimed that I’m a “787-10 out of 10.” I love it!
The second stated, “Aisle always love you,” which made me smile.
These cards are designed by “international street artist” Kelsey Montague (@KelseyMontagueArt on Instagram). I love her work and you can find her murals around the world.
Four years ago, the same artist produced another pair of cards for United:
I have these on the mantle at home, much to my wife’s (sarcastic) delight. Heidi doesn’t like the competition, although at least agree that United’s cards are clever.
Happy Valentine’s Day! And don’t worry, dear readers. United cannot buy my affection.