Mum slams 'creepy' Valentine's Day cards for kids

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
One card featured Frozen characters Elsa and Olaf. Photo: Nicola

A mum has sparked a furore online after slamming Valentine’s Day cards for children, claiming they were “creepy” and “wrong”.

Nicola, who has an eight-year-old son, was extremely vocal in her opinion, believing adults that send children Valentine's cards should be “locked up”.

“There's one that says, 'Daddy loves you lots like jelly tots', that's weird,” she told the PlymouthLive.

“This is not normal. Valentine’s Day is for lovers. It’s not something that you should involve children in.

“It’s not something that a normal person would think of sending a child. It’s wrong.”

The various cards she shared with the publication featured popular children’s characters such as Elsa from Frozen, Winnie the Pooh, and Spiderman.

The 32-year-old made a complaint to the staff and also called the customer service team, however the supermarket in question Tesco said it would not be removing the cards from the shelf.

Winnie the Pooh and Spiderman also features. Photo: Nicola

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We provide a range of cards so that everyone can take part in Valentine’s day.”

Despite the mothers outrage, most people didn’t seem to see anything wrong with the idea.

“I have sent all 3 of my children valentine's cards for almost 20yrs, I see nothing wrong in it. I think a child should be valued in the same way,” one person wrote online.

“What an overreaction! I have given my daughters Valentines cards since they were in Junior school & still do when my eldest is 33,” another agreed.

“Nobody is forcing her to buy one,” was a third comment.

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