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A Shot of Love: Our 50 Favorite Valentine’s Day Photos on Instagram

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The day of overdosing on chocolates and giving out more hugs and kisses than you ever thought possible is finally here! In honor of St. Valentine and his quest to spread the love, we rounded up our 50 favorite Instagram photos that capture the spirit of the holiday. From snapshots of young love to kids friendships and precious family moments — get ready to swoon! — Jennifer Gimbel

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  • Kiss and make up 1 of 50
    Kiss and make up
    We can't get enough of their matching Valentine's Day outfits. Right on.
    — Photo by Alison Faulkner, @thealisonshow, Here's the Thing…
  • Be still my heart 2 of 50
    Be still my heart
    We imagine this little guy is the talk of the playground. Don't fight, girls.
    — Photo by Natalie Holbrook, @natthefatrat, The Great Beauty Experiment
  • Lip service 3 of 50
    Lip service
    A Valentine's Day request any couple would be happy to oblige.
    — Photo by Jordan Ferney, @ohhappyday, Babble blogger
  • Two peas in a pod 4 of 50
    Two peas in a pod
    They were best friends — even in the womb. Now that's love.
    — Photo by Jenny Fast, @superwife, The Adventures of Superwife
  • Hot stuff 5 of 50
    Hot stuff
    We're not sure what we love more — her red lipstick or that adorable valentine.
    — Photo by Camille Styles, @camillestyles, Camille Styles
  • Sweet ‘n salty 6 of 50
    Sweet ‘n salty
    Give your kids these heart-shaped pretzels and they'll love you forever.
    — Photo by Liz Stanley, @yestohoboken, Babble blogger
  • I want you 7 of 50
    I want you
    After a long night of cuddling and pillow talk, she was ready for some good, old-fashioned, jumping on the bed.
    — Photo by James, @bleubird, Bleubird
  • Love at first sight 8 of 50
    Love at first sight
    A father's love knows no ends.
    — Photo by Ilana Wiles, @mommyshorts, Babble blogger
  • Caught red-handed 9 of 50
    Caught red-handed
    Boys? Who needs ‘em. She has a date with the candy aisle this Valentine's Day.
    — Photo by Kristen Grove, @simplygrove, Simply Grove
  • Flower power 10 of 50
    Flower power
    He loves me, he loves me not. He loves me.
    — Photo by Xanthe Berkeley, @xantheb, Xanthe Berkeley Photos and Films
  • Pucker up 11 of 50
    Pucker up
    A Valentine's Day kiss from her son is all a mama really needs.
    — Photo by Noel, @imoments, Bosh Images
  • Pocketful of love 12 of 50
    Pocketful of love
    Homemade, heart-shaped Pop-Tarts are sure to give your Valentine's Day a sweet start.
    — Photo by Rachel Denbow, @smileandwave, Smile and Wave
  • Puppy love 13 of 50
    Puppy love
    Kiss me, it's Valentine's Day!
    — Photo by Stasha, @northwestmommy, Northwest Mommy
  • Painted love 14 of 50
    Painted love
    Not even a year old and she's already making her own Valentine's Day gifts. Now that's talent.
    — Photo by Lauren Hartmann, @thelittlethingswedo, Babble blogger
  • All because two people fell in love 15 of 50
    All because two people fell in love
    What better gift this Valentine's Day than a new addition to the brood? Congrats!
    — Photo by Mandy, @teammandy, The Haps
  • Her main squeeze 16 of 50
    Her main squeeze
    On Valentine's Day, everyone deserves a hug.
    — Photo by Denise Bovee, @denisebovee, We Go To & Fro
  • The scoop on love 17 of 50
    The scoop on love
    A family Valentine's Day date at the ice cream parlor — cool idea.
    — Photo by Sarah James, @whoorl, Beauty and the Beat
  • Picture this 18 of 50
    Picture this
    "Hurry up and take the photo. I've got places to go, hearts to break."
    — Photo by Susan Petersen, @freshlypicked, Babble blogger
  • Wishful inking 19 of 50
    Wishful inking
    She'd wanted a real heart tattoo, but these stickers will have to do.
    — Photo by Sarah Reinhart, @sundayspill, The Sunday Spill
  • From play date to date night 20 of 50
    From play date to date night
    We just want to know one thing: Does her dress come in our size?
    — Photo by Kelle Hampton, @etst, Enjoying the Small Things
  • Sealed with a kiss 21 of 50
    Sealed with a kiss
    Throwing a photo in with your Valentine's Day cards? Genius.
    — Photo by Jessie Knadler, @rurallyscrewed, Heartlandia
  • You color my world 22 of 50
    You color my world
    These crayon valentines are sure to win over your kiddie's heart.
    — Photo by Amanda Watters, @mamawatters, It's the Little Things
  • One is the loneliest number 23 of 50
    One is the loneliest number
    Her date just cancelled their Valentine's Day plans. Bummer.
    — Photo by Katie Granju, @kgranju, Home/Work
  • Take my hand 24 of 50
    Take my hand
    When you're five, Valentine's Day is less about romance and more about friendships. We dig that.
    — Photo by Aimee Wimbush-Bourque, @aimeebourque, Simple Bites
  • Handmade love 25 of 50
    Handmade love
    Have you been struck by cupid's arrow? We're still waiting.
    — Photo by Tonya Staab, @tonyastaab, Create, Celebrate, Explore
  • Dressed to impress 26 of 50
    Dressed to impress
    No valentine? No problem. She's ready to hit the town with her girlfriends.
    — Photo by @scenebyme, Scene By Me
  • Kitty, be mine 27 of 50
    Kitty, be mine
    Who needs a valentine when you have a perfectly good cat at home?
    — Photo by Cyndi Monaghan, @elf_girl, Mermaids and Moss
  • City of love 28 of 50
    City of love
    One day, we'll spend our Valentine's Day in Paris. One day.
    — Photo by Robin Dance, @pensieverobin, Pensieve
  • A-dough-able treats 29 of 50
    A-dough-able treats
    If these heart-shaped donuts don't win over your Valentine, we don't know what will.
    — Photo by Rachel Shingleton, @pencilshavings, Pencil Shavings Studio
  • Love in frame 30 of 50
    Love in frame
    What better Valentine's Day gift than framing a vintage photo of you and your lover? Sweet idea.
    — Photo by Melissa Jordan, @withoutmelissa, Dear Baby
  • Young love 31 of 50
    Young love
    There was no denying their chemistry — or their shared love for dinosaur fossils.
    — Photo by Kacie, @coconutrobot, Coconut Robot
  • The heartbreaker 32 of 50
    The heartbreaker
    This guy's face has "Casanova" written all over it.
    — Photo by Emily Frame, @emilyframe, Ruffling Feathers
  • Locks youll love 33 of 50
    Locks youll love
    Makeup done? Check. Rollers set? Check. This is going to be one memorable Valentine's date.
    — Photo by Jessica Shyba, @mommasgonecity, Mama's Gone City
  • Sweet idea 34 of 50
    Sweet idea
    Yes, cookie monsters deserve valentines, too.
    — Photo by Lisa Leonard, @lisaleonard, Lisa Leonard Blog
  • Heart attack 35 of 50
    Heart attack
    What's not to love about this doily Valentine's Day banner?
    — Photo by Jenny, @jennyonthespot, Jenny on the Spot
  • Sisterly love 36 of 50
    Sisterly love
    There's nothing sweeter than an afternoon catnap with your best friend.
    — Photo by Rebecca Woolf, @girlsgonechild, Gone Child
  • Daddys little girl 37 of 50
    Daddys little girl
    This dad's got quite an adorable valentine. We're jealous.
    — Photo by Krishann Briscoe, @hismrshermr, Babble blogger
  • Eat your heart out 38 of 50
    Eat your heart out
    A chocolate-covered, heart-shaped donut for breakfast? Happy Valentine's Day, indeed.
    — Photo by Dresden, @dresdenplaid, Creating Motherhood
  • The love tree 39 of 50
    The love tree
    Who says Valentine's Day decorations only belong inside?
    — Photo by Tracy Benjamin, @tracyshutterbean, Shutterbean
  • The candy man 40 of 50
    The candy man
    With these Valentine's Day chocolates, it is possible to buy love.
    — Photo by Claire Wise, @clairewise, Claire Wise Photography
  • Wear your heart on your … knees 41 of 50
    Wear your heart on your … knees
    February 14th — the only day where it's perfectly acceptable to wear a hot pink frock to gymnastics practice.
    — Photo by Lauren Jimeson, @amommyinthecity, Babble blogger
  • Put a heart on it 42 of 50
    Put a heart on it
    What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than dressing your kids up in matching outfits? We suspect this mama has some great blackmail photos up her sleeve.
    — Photo by Danni Remender, @danniremender
  • Singin the blues 43 of 50
    Singin the blues
    They're bummed they don't have a valentine this year. Let it out, kids.
    — Photo by Elizabeth Berry, @_mariaelizabeth_
  • Edible arrangements 44 of 50
    Edible arrangements
    Nothings says "I love you" like a bouquet of pastel, marshmallow pops.
    — Photo by Kristen Doyle, @dineanddish, Dine and Dish
  • Sweet talk 45 of 50
    Sweet talk
    She's on a long-distance call with her Valentine. Give her some privacy, people.
    — Photo by Ryan Marshall, @ryanmarshall__
  • Made with love 46 of 50
    Made with love
    She made this Valentine's Day ornament for the love of her life — her mom.
    — Photo by Emily Elling, @designhermomma, Babble blogger
  • All dolled up 47 of 50
    All dolled up
    We wonder where she's headed for her Valentine's Day date.
    — Photo by Casey Mullins, @mooshinindy, Shutterlovely
  • Crafts youll love 48 of 50
    Crafts youll love
    We're not quite sure what these miniature hearts are, but boy are they pretty.
    — Photo by Dariela Cruz, @darielacruz, Mami Talks
  • Style we heart 49 of 50
    Style we heart
    Her patterned frock screams "Happy Valentine's Day," don't you think?
    — Photo by Dani Hampton, @danihampton, Sometimes Sweet
  • A mother’s love 50 of 50
    A mother's love
    When you're a parent, every day is Valentine's Day.
    — Photo by Danielle Smith, @daniellesmithtv, Babble blogger

 

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