In grade school, I had to spend, like, minutes filling in the "To" and "From" bits on my valentines, and that was when no one expected anything more than a posterboard 2" by 3" card with some Disney character on it. Now, judging by Pinterest alone since I don't have kids, it looks like the Martha Stewart industry has started a competition to see how over-the-top kids' valentines can be. If it doesn't have candies, live animals, or lasers, it just doesn't make the cut and you suck as a parent. So, you know, no pressure.
As an adult, there's the live-long conundrum of: spend a lot of money on cliche crap, or feel like a loser because you have no awesome photos to make your Facebook friends jealous.
BUT, I do feel some pressure to do some "holiday" something, and I want to be proactive about it.
So instead of asking my friends to "be mine," I'm just going write "MINE" on their foreheads. With a Sharpie.
Though if I were to give out valentines, I'd probably choose one of these.
(True: I never wear colors associated with a holiday, because I'm contrary that way.)