A valentine doesn’t have to be for someone you are lovers with. We’ve discovered that the commercial “lovebird” notion pretty much shuts out the millions of unattached folks and can make them feel pretty alone. Why not send alt-valentines to people you care about, like the sweet card we just got that says “Valentine’s Day is a good time to remind special people that they are loved. So, Happy Valentine’s Day and consider yourself reminded!”
We’re thinking impromptu email valentines made with found digital images. Any one of the series of Hearts of the Earth at Obvious.org, like the one above, would be lovely to receive in an email.
Search “heart” at Flickr, Google Images, or and you’ll find a trove. Here is one of our favorites:
The image is the message, a simple “thinking of you”.
With thanks and Happy Valentines to Bill and Julie Saltman!
top photo: Yann Arthus Bertrand