I teach art at 2 area hospitals and I have been offering various Valentines projects for several weeks now. I made several more today = today's photos. I have loved making Valentines for many years & I have noticed something: one makes the most awful Valentines when one is passionately in love. Perhaps that phase of love is so powerful or all encompassing that visual expression falls short or fails to impress...(?) But once one has fallen out of love, or has gained perspective via time and distance or is miserably alone-then one can make great Valentines. Go figure.
P.S. I would very much encourage folks to take the time to make some Valentines. It is wonderful to make something that is about "LOVE".