Spending Valentine’s Day alone has such a bad rep. I’m all for companionship and I love the idea of a Galentine’s Day, but I think that there is absolutely nothing wrong with spending Valentine’s Day alone. Or perhaps with one or two of your favorite characters, immersed in your favorite story. And what better way to enjoy your favorite story than literally surrounding yourself with the words of the book?
By chance, I stumbled upon Litographs back in December, and one of their shirts immediately rose to the top of my Christmas list. They offer shirts, posters, totes, and temporary tattoos based on over 100 books and scripts. They work with an artist to create a design based on each book, and then print the text of the book in the specific design. On average, their shirts contain 40,000 words and each one is hand-pressed. There were so many that I wanted, I ended up just giving my husband a list to surprise me with!
Reading was my first love and it will always remain one of my greatest. I could spend days on end with my nose in a book. My wedding was even a testament of that. At first glance, this is just a shirt with a cute design. To a bibliophile, it’s a treasure, a work of art that we actually get to wear. I’m graced with the words of Jane Eyre here, but I intend to own many, many more soon.
Hand pressed shirt, legible words, quality material, this is all sounding too good to be true, right? Y’all. It gets better. For each order placed, they donate a book to a community in need through the International Book Bank. These books are sent to classrooms and school libraries in over 40 countries. Litographs support the passion of current book lovers, but they also aid in the creation of new ones.
This isn’t a sponsored post – this is purely one bookworm passing on something she loves to others. I know many of my friends share in this affinity and would love one of these shirts as well. When the idea for this post came about, I decided to contact Litographs to see if there was any way to offer a discount to my readers. Guess what? They said yes! They’ve graciously agreed to give y’all a 10% discount for the next week (until February 7th) with the code “DARLINGDEAREST.” Get on that! [To help with sizing – I’m wearing a medium!]
Interested in their selection? They have prints ranging from Romeo and Juliet to Pride and Prejudice, Corduroy, Wonder, The Great Gatsby, Phantom of the Opera, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Grimms’ Fairy Tales, and even the Declaration of Independence. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s really all so great that you need to check it out for yourself. It’s quite wonderful.
So, long story short [ha], don’t be afraid of or ashamed by a Valentine’s Day spent alone. Instead, you could be preventing a war with the Dread Pirate Roberts or traversing the halls of Pemberley with Mr. Darcy. Reading allows you to fall in love again and again, with new people and new places, with stories much different from your own. It’s the perfect way to spend a day in.