Lately when I look at my social media accounts, I get the impression that there are two types of posts when it comes to Valentine’s Day: 1. Boohoo, I hate Valentine’s Day, stop celebrating your love on MY Facebook page. 2. Please, please, please buy something you don’t need from our company! You’re doing it in the name of love.
The first type of people are those who encourage others to punch cats to mark the occasion or plan on doing everything in their power to block Valentine’s Day posts from their social networks. The second type of people are offering deals, promotions, and contests trying to align their product to the holiday of love. Although I love tent-pole programming/content, somehow antivirus software, family sedans and minivans, or pan pizzas don’t scream “passion” to me.
I had almost given up hope for this year until I came across a very neat little feature on Pinterest. It turns out that you can head over to their blog and send your Valentine a cute and crafty message to be posted for the world to see (or in a private message if you’re the shy type). If you’re looking for a quick gesture of love, it may be worth while to check out what custom-made pins they have to offer…Some are funny, some are sweet, some are romantic. There’s just so many good ones to choose from:
Will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day using social media? I’d love to hear what you are planning!