As our lovely video editor Alex says - "You're an excellent person who doesn't need to be validated by an overly commercialised, arbitrarily-named saint's day." But whatever you think of Valentine's Day it is somewhat inescapable. Whether you want to express yourself with cards, chocolates, teddy bears or even a heart shaped balloon on a stick - or simply tell somebody close to you that they are special - it's nice to have a reminder.

To celebrate Valentine's Day this year, Nintendo shared this charming image of Link hacking back blades of grass into a rather fetching heart shape, while Wolf-Link playfully paws a butterfly. We get the reference to the Wolf Link amiibo support in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but this is certainly an example of the big N opting for the friendship angle over romance.

It's quite stylish and not at all sickly, unlike some of the other examples we'll share below. Let's take a look at some other fun Nintendo Valentine's examples (family friendly, we might add) that popped up on our social media feed today.

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Be sure to share your Valentine's Day favourites with us in the comments below, and remember even if you didn't get a card yourself - you are special to us!