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Love is in the air in Fermanagh

Valentine’s Day is synonymous with roses, chocolates and heart felt greetings cards.
Each year it is estimated that approximately £1.5 billion is spent on cards and gifts in the UK. It is a day that has become a key date on the commercial calendar. 
This year though the big question is whether or not you can ditch the cards and replace them with a quick text message instead? At the Fermanagh Herald we were eager to find out what local people thought about moving to e-cards or text messages. So, in an increasingly digital age we took to Facebook to ask for your opinions on scrapping the cards. 
The answer – a unanimous response, card’s are essential. One reader wrote, “I love giving and receiving of a card. It’s something sentimental and meaningful between you and a loved one.” Another added, “100% cards! For birthdays, valentines, Christmas. When my finace sends me one I keep them in a scrapbook with the year. Always nice to look back on.” 
This week play school kids and school pupils across the county have got creative designing valentines cards to share with family and friends.

The Fermanagh Herald is published by North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Company Limited, trading as North-West News Group.
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