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Rebus Valentines Are Great for the Puzzle Lover in Your Life

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Feb. 14 2022, Published 7:47 p.m. ET

One of the greatest and most wholesome parts of Valentine's Day is giving each other valentines. Even if you're not in a relationship, Valentine's Day has grown into more than just celebrating love between a romantic couple — it's also a great day to tell those who are important in your life just how much you love them.

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As Valentine's Day has grown in popularity, there are so many valentine ideas out there to tailor your valentines specifically to those in your life. You can make them a card, send them a video or meme, or find some other creative way to tell them how special they are to you.

If you have a friend or significant other who really likes puzzles, consider giving them a rebus valentine this holiday. Here's what it is.

What is a rebus valentine? Give this to your friend who loves puzzles.

Rebus puzzles are a fun way to give a message to a special someone, whether that be a friend, a significant other, or a co-worker who just loves puzzles. You've probably seen rebus puzzles in other places, whether that be in advertisements or on TV.

A rebus puzzle uses symbols and other images to depict a message. For example, if you wanted to send an easy-to-decipher message saying, "I love you," you could draw the image of an eye, a heart, and the letter "u" on a piece of construction paper or cardstock.

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These puzzles can range in difficulty, depending on the person you're giving the valentine to. If it's someone who really loves puzzles, then you can give them one with a longer message to decipher, whereas if you're giving it to a child, maybe stick with simpler images and messages until they get the hang of it.

If you're a teacher or work with small children, rebus puzzles are a great way to give your students a valentine while also encouraging them to think and use their brains.

If you're not a fan of arts and crafts, or aren't sure you can draw the images you want, you can find a rebus puzzle generator online — or you could even just send a text message using emojis!

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