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Be our Tampa Bae this Valentine’s Day

Celebrate your sweetie with this year’s batch of shareable social cards paying homage to things that are sure to remind them of home.
We're great apart, but together? Legendary. So, this Valentine's Day, be our Tampa Bae.
We're great apart, but together? Legendary. So, this Valentine's Day, be our Tampa Bae. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE | Times ]
Published Feb. 12
Updated Feb. 12

It’s been a tough year for Tampa Bay and the world, between the pandemic, a siege on the U.S. Capitol and a summer of protests. But through it all, we still have our love for each other and community … and cheesy Valentine’s Day cards.

So, we are once again asking you to be our Tampa Bae. Download these free, localized love letters to send to your partner, your friends, your parents or whomever else (just not in a creepy way).

Couldn’t we all use a little sappy joy right now?

Much like the St. Pete Pier, your love is worth the wait.
Much like the St. Pete Pier, your love is worth the wait. [ CARLY THOMPSON AND ASHLEY DYE | Times photo illustration ]

We had a few Bucs-themed declarations in mind. They just weren’t fit to print in a family publication.

I’m hooked on you. 🎣 Get hooked on our Instagram, too.

Related: Check out our 2020 edition: Be our Tampa Bae with these Valentine’s Day cards

Will you be the Pub to my sub? Unlike those fire sales, my love isn’t cheap.

You’ve struck my heart, it’s true.
You’ve struck my heart, it’s true. [ CARLY THOMPSON | Times photo illustration ]

Are you the Gandy Bridge extension? Because I’d wait forever for you.

Like a Cuban sandwich, love is better in Tampa Bay, a point we stand by.

I would cross land and sea for you.
I would cross land and sea for you. [ CARLY THOMPSON | Times photo illustration ]

We hope these punny cards brighten your loved ones’ day.