Feb 14, 2024 - Culture

Punny New Orleans Valentine's messages to help you up your game

Illustration of a candy heart with the words “Be Mine” getting deleted.

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Happy Valentine's Day, New Orleans! Yes, we're wiped out from Mardi Gras, but we can still take a minute to celebrate our sweethearts.

Driving the news: New Orleanians are clever, so of course we are going to put a local twist on Valentine's messages.

Flashback: Sarah Tiambeng Cain and Jeremy Stewart created NOLA Valentines in 2014, according to WGNO, and the punny, New Orleans-centric messages were a hit.

  • The cofounders have moved on to other projects, but the messages live on via social media.

A few of our favorite #nolavalentines from over the years:

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Photo shows a Mardi Gras float with a Valentines heart on it.
When the beads hit your eye and you yelp at the sky, that's Baccha-Amoré. Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
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