They’re a Valentine’s Day staple with cute sayings like 'Be Mine, 'Kiss Me,' and 'For Ever' stamped on them.

Sweethearts candy conversation hearts have been around longer than you or I have. I mean, who doesn't remember handing them out to classmates and crushes in elementary school? And really, is it truly Valentine's Day if you can't hand someone a small, chalky, heart-shaped candy antacid?

As timeless as the words and phrases on them are, I'd like to see someone make a knock-off version with sayings we El Pasoans can relate to more.

They can start with these. Oh, and if someone does decide to run with my idea, remember where you saw it first and send your Uncle Mikey his royalty check.

Valentine's Day Candy Hearts for El Pasoans©

mike