Love is the air this month. While store shelves are being invaded with bright red hearts, the discussion about the concept of Valentine‘s Day intensifies. Hopeless romantics can‘t wait for the timeless rituals of planning cute dates, extensive amounts of chocolate and overpriced flowers, while skeptics argue it‘s a pseudo-holiday full of cliché that commercializes true love. But whichever side you take this year, keep in mind that you are allowed to celebrate love every day, February 14th included. If you decide to mark the annual love fest, here‘s a not-so-cheesy way to do it—a precious gift designed for pop culture nerds, but applicable for everyone.

The award-winning New York-based illustrator PJ McQuade put a creative twist on classic Valentine‘s Day cards. Every year, he designs the most geektastic greeting cards featuring celebrities and iconic characters who express romantic feelings in their unique style. He has a collection of 21 illustrated valentines that any movies and TV-lover would appreciate.

"I started doing Valentine's Day cards about 8 years ago for family and friends, and it‘s just grown and grown. Each year, I usually make a few new ones, so now there are 21 V-day cards in total. I like riffing on Geektastic Pop Culture characters and references, making something new and fun with strong artistic backing and design elements. I love thinking about the reactions the cards get when acquired—the excitement, the surprise—those personal moments between people. I love that my cards are in the middle of that," the artist told Bored Panda.

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Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves

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Gonzalo Terán
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1 week ago

Sublime!

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Severus Snape - Harry Potter

Severus Snape - Harry Potter

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Daria B
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1 week ago (edited)

And IIIIIIII'LL BE THEEEEEEEERE - FURR-EEEEVU-EEEEER AANNNNNN' always.... ♬ (yep, I had to ♡)

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Ian Malcolm - Jurassic Park

Ian Malcolm - Jurassic Park

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PjandBolt
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1 week ago

You did it. You crazy son of a b*tch, you did it.

#4

Gollum - Lord Of The Rings

Gollum - Lord Of The Rings

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How Terribly Unfortunate
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1 week ago

Love how a ring was tossed in.

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#5

Dale Cooper - Twin Peaks

Dale Cooper - Twin Peaks

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Rhea Hambum
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1 week ago

And Cherry Pie X

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Hodor - Game Of Thrones

Hodor - Game Of Thrones

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
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1 week ago

I Hodor you too

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Yoda - Star Wars

Yoda - Star Wars

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反社会的 (STREAM EGO)
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1 week ago

this is highly cursed but i love it.

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George McFly - Back To The Future

George McFly - Back To The Future

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Daria B
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1 week ago

Yooooooou - aaaaare - myyyyy DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESTINY.... ♬

#9

Jareth The Goblin King - Labyrinth

Jareth The Goblin King - Labyrinth

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 week ago

Gotta love David Bowie.

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#10

Lord Of Darkness - Legend

Lord Of Darkness - Legend

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COY ZULLNER
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1 week ago

dude this is my type of card

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Ellen Ripley - Alien

Ellen Ripley - Alien

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Francis
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1 week ago (edited)

dafuq? :D

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Kylo Ren - Star Wars

Kylo Ren - Star Wars

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drarry
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1 week ago

or...."you're nothing, but not to me."

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Lando Calrissian - Star Wars

Lando Calrissian - Star Wars

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Colin Leetham
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1 week ago

Scoundrel!

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Pennywise - It

Pennywise - It

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Raine Soo
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1 week ago

Er, no thanks.

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Darth Vader - Star Wars

Darth Vader - Star Wars

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Colin Leetham
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1 week ago

Search your feelings...

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Brick Tamland - Anchorman

Brick Tamland - Anchorman

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Clarence And Alabama - True Romance

Clarence And Alabama - True Romance

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The Hound - Game Of Thrones

The Hound - Game Of Thrones

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Quint - Jaws

Quint - Jaws

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Chris DiFonso
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1 week ago

???

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Khan - Star Trek

Khan - Star Trek

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crysta burdick
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3 days ago

ahh Ricardo! Your such a love bug!! But, can someone tell me what fine Corinthian leather really is? (his car tv ads)

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