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17 Creative Ways To Say "I Love You"

Tell your special someone something they already know: "I love you." However you do it, it'll be wonderful! Just like the delightful customer service from GEICO.

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1. Say it with sparklers.

Writing "I Love You" with sparklers is pretty easy with long-exposure photography! Here's a tutorial on how to get the sparkliest picture for your boo.
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Writing "I Love You" with sparklers is pretty easy with long-exposure photography! Here's a tutorial on how to get the sparkliest picture for your boo.

2. Say it with wall art.

For a constant reminder of how much you care.
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For a constant reminder of how much you care.

3. Say it by unraveling.

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Take an empty spool of thread and wrap a sweet little message around the middle. Your valentine will have oodles of fun unraveling the note. If you're not crafty, you can purchase one here.

4. Say it in a ~mysterious~ way...

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This secret decoder card is great for children or those who are young at heart. Buy it here.

5. Say it in the geekiest way possible.

The punnier the better.
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The punnier the better.

6. Or the nerdiest way possible.

With an equation. For math nerds only!
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With an equation. For math nerds only!

7. Say it with map coordinates.

If you lovebirds are the kind of people that love adventure, plan a scavenger hunt date. Keep it a secret until the day of the date with "map coordinate bracelets." Give them instructions to go to the coordinates engraved and plan your special rendezvous.
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If you lovebirds are the kind of people that love adventure, plan a scavenger hunt date. Keep it a secret until the day of the date with "map coordinate bracelets." Give them instructions to go to the coordinates engraved and plan your special rendezvous.

8. Say it with a card trick.

This card booklet is really sweet for anniversaries, Valentine's Day, or really any time you want to turn your significant other into a crying ball of goo. In a good way, of course. Instructions on how to make your own here.
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This card booklet is really sweet for anniversaries, Valentine's Day, or really any time you want to turn your significant other into a crying ball of goo. In a good way, of course. Instructions on how to make your own here.

9. Say it with yarn.

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Yarn art is really easy to make, and the outcome looks great! (Hey, we rhymed!)

10. Say it with music.

Make a mixtape... a REAL mixtape. Because playlists are so 2013.
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Make a mixtape... a REAL mixtape. Because playlists are so 2013.

11. Say it with a pop-up!

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Not a pop-up window, but a DIY pop-up card! Detailed instructions here.

12. Say it with an animal!

Especially if you have to express your love long distance. Animals are great messengers.
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Especially if you have to express your love long distance. Animals are great messengers.

13. Say it on a date!

A "date night jar" is a fun way to keep going on dates with your significant other (or best friend for life)! There's always a surprise in store. DIY instructions here.
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A "date night jar" is a fun way to keep going on dates with your significant other (or best friend for life)! There's always a surprise in store. DIY instructions here.

14. Say it with an egg.

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If you think your valentine is eggscellent, make them breakfast in bed!

15. Say it... inside an egg!

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Eggstraordinary! You can find instructions on how to make something similar here, or you can buy this one here.

16. Say it with coffee.

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Tell them you "love them a latte" with some latte art. And if you're really serious, sneak them a special message on the bottom of their mug. You're welcome.

17. Say it with... a GIF!

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What's more lovely than an infinite animated loop of "I Love Yous?" Nothing.

And always remember that in all relationships, there is no I in TEAM.

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