This weekend we’ll be shipping boxes your way, and we think you’ll be thrilled to get some books specially wrapped for your own little Valentines. We’re sending them this weekend so you’ll have them to enjoy for a couple weeks leading up to the big day. They’re pink, striped, and polka dotted, but that’s just because we love you and your little ones so much. In fact, we’ve never had so many Valentine’s gifts to deliver!
To prep you for a little Valentine’s love, we’ve collected some of our favorite love moments from literature and movies.
To kick things off, here’s a classic. Mr. Darcy, in the rain, with the smolder. In case you’re confused, our go-to source for all internet truth, Urban Dictionary, kindly provides a definition of the smolder: “Flynn Rider’s secret weapon, invented and demonstrated by him in Tangled, it is the channeling of one’s charm through one’s eyes to melt female hearts. A mandatory weapon in a charmer’s arsenal.”
I think we can all agree that the smolder is just one of Mr. Darcy’s many weapons. Scraggly hair, excellent sideburns, and a whole lotta money. What an arsenal. Here it is from Jane Austen’s book: “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” Not bad. Not bad at all. A little bossy, but, after all, he’s a man who gets his way.
Coming in at a quick second, Ginny Weasley’s a pro when it comes to slo-mo eyelid batting. This comes, of course, right after she’s asked Harry, “Zip me up, will you?” Everyone watching this in theaters was like, “I see what’s going on here.” If you like awkward teen romance, well, this moment is one for the books. Except of course that it’s not even in the books.
Speaking of books, and because we’re huge bookies (wait? nope, that’s not right), I decided to throw in a few less sarcastic faves.
“I’ll love you forever. I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” – Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch
From Victor Hugo’s, Les Mis, “To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.”
Now for some Shakespeare. From Hamlet to Ophelia,
“Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.”
Such a sad ending that one. Tragic really.
Oops. There’s my funny bone again, so I guess it’s time for a final GIF. From The Hunger Games, here it is, that look when you’re in denial because you just can’t believe you chose Peeta over Gale.
Honestly, neither can we.
Pro tip: If you have the same look of denial when you’re kids are running around the house crazy–like, maybe it’s time to learn to recognize and respond to your child’s love languages. Whether it’s physical touch, words of affirmation, or–my personal fave–gifts, you’re five steps ahead when you’ve got these languages down.
So what did you think? Will you be our Valentine? Did we miss any especially great moments or quotes? Feel free to share in the comments below.
As a parting gift, here’s probably the best love scene ever in film history: