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Spanish Conversation Hearts: A Sign of the Times

We were delighted to see something new (to us, at least) in the Valentine aisle at Walgreen's -- conversation hearts in Spanish, alongside the traditional English variety.

Sadly, when we ripped into the bag, we couldn't help but notice how piss-poor the quality was.

Most of the hearts were blank, and among the printed ones, very few held (even barely) legible messages.

Still, it's the thought that counts, right? And we love the message these conversation hearts send.

If you want to make your own message, go to Necco's Sweethearts site and check out some high tech ways you can send personalized conversation hearts.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at