Valentine’s Day – How to Make a Girl Really Happy

Say it in a card or a photo strip!  Since Valentine’s Day is the 2nd highest card sending holiday, I would say that this trend is here to stay. The greeting card association estimates that over one billion Valentine’s are sent annually world-wide, pretty darn close to the Christmas card industry.

One of the reasons those numbers are so high is the fact that children from the time they enter grade school are encouraged to send Valentines cards. This seems like a pretty good deal for the card industry.  Of course, we start them young in photo booths, too.

History tells us that during the mid-17th century, even married folk took a Valentine and that person was not always their legal significant other.    Same is true in a photo booth…the one you take in is not ALWASY your significant other, but might be your BFF.


The name Valentine comes from the Latin word valor, meaning worthy.  Wishful thinking or lost in translation, today’s sweethearts might be a little light on the valor and heavy on the convenient.   That doesn’t make them less fun in the photo booth.

In the Middle Ages, people believed that the first unmarried person of the opposite sex that they met on the morning of Valentine’s Day was the person they were destined to marry.  That might be true for someone you meet in a photo booth, but probably not for someone you meet in-line at Starbucks.



In Medieval times, girls ate unusual foods on St Valentine’s Day to make them dream of their future husband.  Stop!  Close that refrigerator door!

I will admit that consuming things like chocolate can result in some strange dreams, but an easier way to dream of a future husband is to swoon over the guy in the photo strip stuck on your refrigerator door.  Calorie free!   Oooooaaaa…that brief moment in the photo booth was so worth it.   Wait, did he kiss me?

February 14th was long associated with fertility and love even before St. Valentine lived. It was the day that birds traditionally chose their mates.

Not sure what we have in common with birds, but choosing a mate in a photo booth on February 14th can be a tradition, too.


Elaborate handmade love messages, cards and gifts for Valentine’s Day became popular during the 17th century.  The Romans introduced a pagan fertility festival in England that was held every February 14th. After the Romans left the country, Pop Gelsius, who established St. Valentine’s Day as a celebration of love in 496 A.D, abolished the pagan festival.  What a buzz kill!   But we don’t need to have an official festival to justify a party in the 21st century. Best way to make it truly festive is to provide a photo booth to capture and record the pagan or otherwise activity.


Also in Medieval times, it was believed that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor.  I’m not sure how that works in a place like San Diego, where there are no robins but plenty of sailors.  A photo booth is a better place to meet a sailor.


Chocolate, wine, food and kisses are part and parcel on Valentine’s Day.

Those in the know, are mindful of how well all of these go with a photo booth and will be clever enough to rent a photo booth for a truly memorable holiday.  And, if you are hoping to make someone your Valentine this year, a quick kiss behind the curtain is a good start.

Photo Booth San Diego, rental


And, if you want to make a girl really happy this Valentine’s Day, why not get her a personalized photo booth of her own…even comes all wrapped up with a ribbon and a bow.


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