OKAY. I took a bunch of pictures of various Anti-Valentines created by friends and family over a time period spanning from about 2002 to 2007. And now you can see some of them.
The idea behind an Anti-Valentine is to use irony as a tool to point out how our society forces us to couple. The very first AntiValentine I made, sometime around 1987, was a spade-shaped sugar cookie with icing spelling out, "Be My Socially Expected Obsession."
So here they are, a sample of when Craft pauses to portray when Romance says, "You aren't a real adult until you've proven your true love by buying expensive, fashionable gifts. Because, goodness knows, the unhappiest, most unfulfilled, delinquent and socially damaged people are single."
I think the best Anti-Valentines in this collection have a narrative and use images from popular magazines. Some times we strayed into just plain mean (sorry).