One reader writes that today he was empty handed but his idea is to give his sweetie a nickname for Valentines.
Hmm. A nickname.
Everybody on the playground knows you cannot give yourself a nickname, but has anyone ever heard of a Valentines gift being Intellectual Property?
The anti-consumerism aspect of your Valentines idea is a plus, but dude – go pick some wild flowers on the way home. Even a backrub is free and it’s a more tangible gift than a nickname.
You two can re-name each other while talking in the dark.
Keep those cards & letters coming!