Nothing says Valentine’s Day like conversation hearts. What other candy can you hand to your significant other and, in the space of second, convey the romantic feelings that swell in your chest cavity?
Timeless messages to show your sweethearts that they are on your minds. It’s a lovely practice and one that’s been around for quite awhile, seeing as the first messages were printed on these wafers in 1866.
Gilbert even gave one to Anne in Anne of Green Gables. I mean, she crushed it under her foot, but the point is they’ve been the resource of lovers for almost 150 years. Not too shabby.
But what about all those poor couples who came before this historic creation? My heart simply breaks that they were forced to write each other long missives to get their point across. To that end I have created some hearts for those famous romantic couples of back in the day.
Odysseus and Penelope (~1164 BC)
Benedick and Beatrice (1598)
Happy Valentine’s Day, folks! Hope it’s filled with all the conversation hearts your real heart could desire.