No matter what you’re doing right, it can feel like you’re doing everything wrong when everyone’s favourite overly saccharine corporate holiday comes around. Don’t Worry! We’ve got you covered with these 6 strategies, no matter your situation.

1. You finally have a Valentine’s date!

You go, papi. But wait — what are you going to get them to make sure they don’t dine and dash on you?!

Why, a gift to the BP Zine League will do the trick! Not only does the subscription to the print and digital editions of Broken Pencil make for a thoughtful gift, zine league membership also gives you access to subscriber-exclusive content, swag to show off your zine credibility and direct access to our community of art nerdos, bad asses, and (most of us) bad ass nerdos.

2. You don’t have a date,(again)

Ugh. Single on V Day. Do we really need an extra day of shame and sadness amidst our, y’now,  routine loneliness and alienation?

Like us, you may be desperate to escape any and all things that might remind you of this so-called “holiday.”  And there’s one easy solution!

Join the BP Zine League, and show the independent print and zine scene some love! With full access to the Broken Pencil website and your very own exclusive Zine Maker’s Notebook, you have endless avenues to get the inspiration you need to start brainstorming ideas for your next creative endeavour! You’ll be so productive and attractive that, if you’re not careful, you might miss the cutie giving you the eyes by the February 15th sale chocolate display.

3. You’re ready to love yourself. You deserve it, tbh.

Who needs a date?! Bullshit corporate Valentine’s Day is just the excuse you needed to cherish yourself in all of your flaws and fabulosity.

Show yourself some much-needed love by becoming a Zine Super Hero! You can expect a special package in the mail with some exclusive Zine League swag including a Zine Maker’s notebook, Zine Eyes t-shirt, stickers, and more!


4. You’re in an LTR and fresh out of date ideas. 

There are only so many ‘FaceTime movie dates’ you can have before it gets boring. And isn’t that like, a downgraded Netflix and chill?

Why not spend your special night together flipping through the digital edition of our newest Broken Pencil issue! Find some good reads through our zine and book review sections and start your own couple’s ‘book club’!

5. You’re pretty sure your partner forgot about Valentine’s Day

Let’s just say, hypothetically, you snuck a peak at your partner’s planner… and let’s just say you noticed that the evening of the 14th has been allotted “Dungeons & Dragons with new neighbour.” And let’s just say you would have too much dignity to say anything about it. Just as an example…

Well, this Very Funny Blog Post might be just the thing your partner needs for that extra bit of last-minute Valentine’s Day inspiration! Share it with them and wait in suspense to see what exciting Valentine’s Day activity they choose!

6. Valentine’s Day? When?! You’re the one who definitely forgot about it…

What? Wasn’t it just New Years? WTF is a babe to do?

Don’t sweat it! The Zine League’s got your back! Between the super sweet Zine Eyes t-shirt, a signed book by Broken Pencil‘s founder and publisher (The Program), Zine League stickers, and an exclusive Zine Maker’s notebook, you’ll be sure to have plenty of fun goodies to share with those you love.

So, I think it’s safe to say… joining the Zine League is the solution to all your romantic problems. But you already knew that. Join today or gift it to your many lovers and fans!