I just wanted to say that I have
totally stolen this ideataken the advice of kungfumegadevil and am reclaiming Valentine's Day for my friends list:
If you're feeling down about Valentine's Day, I encourage you to do the same. Send valentines. Any kind; in comments and posts, in e-mail, in letters, by phone, over coffee. Forget those stupid relationships for a few hours and just give someone you love a little attention.
Everyone on my friends list has been so supportive the last few months, and I just wanted to say thank you, and say that Valentine's Day is about all the people you care about, not just one person you may or may not have in your life. Chocolate for everyone!
What I did was I went around and commented on friends' journals, "I am the Valentine Fairy! You have been valentined!" with an icon. I am woefully swamped this year with overdue work and a meeting later this afternoon, so today I am deputizing the rest of y'all to be Honorary Valentine Fairies. Here's last year's Valentined icon (be sure to remove the spaces in the code):
Here's this year's:
< img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/cleoicons/valentined2.png" >
< img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v118/cleoicons/valentined3.png" >
Now go forth and spread the love!
P.S. Please also make your own icons if you want for the purpose. It's going to get boring with just the same two or three floating around. : D