February 13, 2012
Roses are red, violets are blue, and how about a baby in a box to say I Love You? Yep, that’s right, one of the hottest V-Day gifts this year is a cute baby stuffed toy holding a red heart that pops out of a small wooden box. Inside the box is a QR code that links you to a video message from your loved one. Sorry Hallmark, the most romantic day of the year has gone digital.
If stuffed babies in boxes aren’t your thing, might I suggest a Lovestagram for all you Instagram-lovers out there? Kaitlyn Trigger, girlfriend of the founder of Instagram, has launched the app that allows you to make a slideshow of all the Instagram photos of you and your cuddle bear. And, you get to pick a cute, love-themed border for the slides.
Not so fluent in the language of love? Have no fear, Pinterest is sure to inspire your romantic side with boards and boards of everything you’ll need to make the day extra special, including: DIY gifts, treats; and decorations.
For all you self-proclaimed tech geeks, how about sending a romantic digitally themed V-Day card? Some of our favorites are, “Will you be my tweet-heart?” or how about a little Wi-Fi lingo, “You are in my range.” Or, you could get really personable by saying I Love you with a customizable QR code.
Last but not least, there’s even something for you busy, always on the go lovers. Get your morning latte and send a digital V-day card in one shot. When you get your Starbucks today or tomorrow, simply download the Cup Magic app for your iPhone or Android and point your phone at the hearts on the cup. The hearts will appear on your phone as heart shaped flower petals flying off the cup and can easily sent to your valentine via Facebook or email.
-Katherine Cohen, Creative Services Coordinator
Photo credit: Flickr user gogoloopie