[Note: Originally posted a year ago 2/1/2011 on Joe Spake’s Weblog -You think things have changed with QR codes and how they are used over the past year?]
It’s that time of the year. The first day of February triggers something in lovers or wannabe lovers, as we start trying to think of romantic things to do for those we hold close. I was inspired yesterday, while in an online chat with the ever-insightful Bill Wendel about Valentine’s ideas. Everyone has seen the little candy hearts with phrases of affection. The candies by Necco and Brach’s are everywhere during the first half of the month, and are ubiquitous symbol of the Valentine’s Day celebration.
So if you are looking for something a little different, why not make some little QRs to share the love. Put them on mini cards, stickers, or t-shirts. You can generate QR Codes from text, which generates a much less complex code that will still scan, even when greatly reduced. Make some different QRs that target those popular phrases: I LOVE YOU, BE MY VALENTINE, SO FINE, MY BABY, YOUR ROCK MY WORLD, and leave them around for your techie lover to scan. I have thought about little stickers on Valentine’s gifts and cards, and even making big confetti to spread around in public places. Share your ideas. Give it a try and let me know how it works out.
Made your QR Valentines yet?