People have been celebrating Valentine’s Day with those ubiquitous candy hearts for basically forever. In fact, those colorful confections, by Necco, have actually been around since the early 1900s (an early version dates back as far as the 1860s!). The phrases come and go—they’ve born everything from “May I see you home from the circus” to “holla” and “txt me”—but the candy itself is a mainstay. This year, we propose something a little different. Rather than raiding your local convenience store for a box of the edible version, try these fun ideas, all inspired by the traditional conversation heart instead.