Step into the time machine and journey back to the ’90s, where Valentine’s Day was a realm of handwritten love notes, mixtapes, and genuine connections. In an era before swipes and instant messages, the day was cooler, filled with the charm of tangible expressions of love and the thrill of handmade valentines. Join me for a nostalgic look at why Valentine’s Day was undeniably cooler in the ’90s.

No thrill compared to opening your box of valentines at the end of the day.

A time when wrapped presents were given (with lots of courage) by would-be admirers. Gifts over GIFs.