Friday Funnies: Valentine's Day
A Light-Hearted Take
February 12, 2016 by Jake Butler
Valentine’s Day is a polarizing holiday that often elicits a wide range of emotional reactions. Romantics, jokers, cynics, and children all look at it from different perspectives. Whether you view it as “Singles Awareness Day,” or the day before candy goes on sale, or if you put your heart and soul into romancing that special someone, one thing is certain: A good Valentine’s card should make you laugh.
On this edition of Friday Funnies, we’ve gathered some memes, cards and other amusing images from around the web for a light-hearted take on Valentine’s Day. And let’s face it: If you’re love sick this time of year, laughter may be the best medicine.
FOR THE CYNICS
We’ll start with the cynics. Whether you’re single, apathetic, or you just don’t like other people, we’ve got some images to keep you smiling.
Let us know if you find this rare gem hidden in a bag of candy hearts:
Just think of the money you’ll save by not celebrating!
We probably don’t need to tell you how weird the concept of Cupid really is.
Don’t worry, we won’t ask you to help us write any love poems.
You know February 14 is only special because it’s the day before candy goes on sale.
FOR THE JOKERS
Like the cynics, you jokers have a sense of humor about the holiday, albeit a little less sarcastic. We’ve got you covered too.
You may have a little more self-awareness than most people.
You may be able to leverage the holiday for your own benefit.
Just don’t mess with a Texas man’s valentine.
Maybe you picked your sweetie because they understand your references.
Or maybe because they like goofy animals.
Or animals with chainsaws for hands.
They know you’re weird, but that’s ok, because your relationship is special.
FROM THE KIDS
Shifting from cynics and jokers to children is probably the best way to show how many different Valentine’s Day perspectives are possible. For many of them, it’s the perfect opportunity to tell their parents, friends and teachers they’re appreciated – or at least attempt to. Here are some cards and letters written by kids to take you back to a more innocent state of mind.
It’s certainly nice when they rhyme.
Even when they aren't very poetic, it’s the thought that counts.
And clearly some kids take showing their appreciation to the next level.
The things they thank you for may seem a bit odd.
But it’s good to know they’re keeping you in their thoughts. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!