Sending thoughtful messages to people we care about can build bridges and connections in these charged political times. This Valentine’s Day, even if you don’t have time to handcraft a letter, get those messages out with virtual valentines. Using your iPhone’s Camera Roll, web browser, and apps, there are plenty of ways to send personalized and creative sentiments.
Send a vintage valentine with Google Images
Hop onto Google Images and run a search for vintage valentines. To make sure there are no copyright restrictions on the image, click Tools and filter by Labeled for Reuse. Find an image that you like, and save it to your device. Email or text the image to a friend on Valentine’s Day, or post it on social media and tag a few favorite followers. This can be a fun, retro way to brighten someone’s day. If posting on social media, I always try to give image credit where credit is due.
Customize a photo with a personal note
Easy apps like Word Swag or Pic Collage are awesome for sprucing up photos. There are valentine templates available on Pic Collage. Choose a template and insert your photo, text and/or stickers. Save to Camera Role, and then send along to a friend!
Include extra special iMessage stickers in your next text
Texting friends on Valentine’s Day? Make it extra special with themed iMessage stickers. From iMessage, click the App Store icon to see featured apps for iMessage. Apple’s featured category, Let’s Stick Together, has plenty of heartfelt choices to choose from.
How cute is this cuddly bear in Forever Friends Stickers by Neon Play?
Once your sticker app is installed, go to iMessage to compose a message and send it along.
Do you have creative ways to send virtual valentines? If so, leave a comment so we can keep the good news flowing. Remember, it’s the thought that counts!
Photo credit [Google Images, labeled for reuse]