Google is famous for its timely “Doodles” that change with the seasons, the holidays, and world events. This morning’s Google Doodle was dedicated to Valentine’s Day, of course. It featured a short video of a boy scouring the Web to buy his young crush a myriad of stuffed bears and candy only to be rejected in favor of her jumping rope. Finally, the boy gives up his Google search for the perfect gift and decides to simply jump rope with her. Shazam! She puts down the jump rope and the boy gets the sweet hug he’s been working sooo hard to get.
Keep it simple. Why 24 roses when one beautiful rose can put a smile on somebody’s face? Even the best-selling Valentine’s Day candy of all time, Conversation Hearts, gets it. The phrases are simple: Kiss Me, Be Mine, Love You. Have you ever pulled one from the bag that said, Buy Me a Diamond Necklace?
Take your time. What do we really want from our significant other? Time. Get off your computer, put away your smartphone, and spend time talking to each other. Or don’t talk at all.
Ninety-nine percent of Google revenue is generated from its advertising programs. That includes advertising for flowers, chocolate, jewelery…all big sellers on a day like today. In my opinion, that makes this morning’s Google Doodle even more special. I was already a Google loyalist, but today I <3 Google even more!!!