According to History.com, Valentine’s Day originated in third-century Rome; eighteen centuries later, come up with some truly high-tech mementos to commemorate your love.
Don’t Just Say It—Make a Movie About It
Video creation website Animoto allows you to upload images, videos, text and music to create a video tribute to your love, which you can send as a greeting or declare to the world via social networking sites. Thirty-second videos are free to create and share. Full-length videos cost $3.
App It Up
Apple’s iTunes Store has plenty of $0.99 Valentine’s Day apps to choose from, including Candy Valentine Hearts, a Love Meter, and iFlirt (which provides you with cheesy pick-up lines). If that’s not enough, you can get free engraving on any new iPod you buy, though you needed to order by February 8th for it to arrive by the big day.
Get Personal(ized Twitter Hashtags)
It’s thoughtful, it’s free … and who wouldn’t like to wake up on Valentine’s morning and see his or her name as a trending topic on Twitter?
Be Keyed In
If you want your partner to have a constant reminder of you and the good times you’ve had, try a digital photo keychain. They range in price from about $10 to $25. This 1.5” model from Sears.com will only set you back about $14, and it stores up to 60 photos that can be displayed as a slide show.
Show Some Skin
Does he already have enough gadgets? If so, create your own “skin” (removable cover) for his mobile device or laptop. For about $15, go to Gelaskins.com, choose the device he has, upload a photo, play around with the layout…et, voila: a permanent reminder of your love, every time he listens to his iPod or places a call.
Give Away Your Heart … Literally
ThinkGeek has several options that allow you to literally give someone your heart – including a giant bleeding heart gummy candy for $7 and a plush beating heart for $15.
Kiss Your List
Instead of chocolates in a heart-shaped box, try this singing candy dish from Hershey’s for about $20. Shaped like a giant Hershey’s Kiss, it plays, “Kiss on My List.” Cute and catchy. Just like you.
Brownies Go High-Tech
Baker’s Edge Brownie Pan is a high-tech pan that ensures that makes every brownie an end piece. Its sidewalls allegedly help to evenly circulate heat to the middle, too. But, at $35, you need to have a serious brownie lover on your hands to make it worth your while.
A Little Something for Your Ex?
Send that loser a heart-shaped box of chocolates, a red rose in a vase, or a stuffed bear that is blown to smithereens, along with a special message from you. You can download iXplode greeting cards from iTunes for just $0.99.