Valentine’s Day Photo Ideas: a Loaf of Bread, a Roll of Film, and Thou


Here it is almost Valentine’s Day, and once again you’re searching for that grand romantic gesture (GRG).

How, you ask yourself, how can I impress my one and only Schmoopy armed with only a camera and my boundless creativity?

Not to worry dear chum, Photojojo’s got your back.

We’ve got some great ideas to save the day and leave your S.O. positively chuffed. (Plus a little something for the anti-Valentines among us.)

Idea 1: A Day Full of Photo Discovery

IMG_3752-edited.jpgStep 1: Take photos of all the lovely things you want to get for your Lil’ Darlin’. We’re told that roses and chocolates are safe bets (although personally we prefer Stephen Chow flicks).

Step 2: Print out the pictures and hide them in places where Pookums will find them throughout the day. Hide photos in her bag, her shoes, the fridge. Have one of her coworkers hide a few at work. Send her a FedEx if you have to. Include one of yourself so she knows who’s behind it all.

Step 3: When Buttercup comes home at the end of the day, give her all the gifts you took pictures of. Voila! It might be the same old stuff you got last year, but this time she’ll remember it.

Idea 2: Say it with Photos


Step 1: Take pictures of signs in your neighborhood and use them to spell out a message (for example, “U R Beauty Full”). Street signs and store signs both work, and remember you can crop away letters you don’t want.

Step 2: Print ’em and hide ’em as above, but number the backs so Sweetcheeks can assemble your little word puzzle at the end of the day.

But wait, there’s more!

Photo postcard mosaic — The perfect DIY gift for a long distance sweetheart.

Valentines from scientists — Darwin, Sagan, Newton, Curie, and Einstein do Valentine’s as only they can.

Anti-Valentine video cards — Just can’t stand this Hallmark Holiday? Our pals at Carded have a stash of video cards you can customize. (Mildly offensive)

Anti-Valentine Cross-Stitch — Subversive and offensive. Julie Jackson always comes through.

Bureaucratic Valentine Form — Nothing says “I Love You” like formalities and paperwork.