Google’s Valentine’s Day Doodle Through the Years [PICS]

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you romantics out there! Google has set the mood on its infamously sparse homepage today with a brand new Google Doodle to mark this special day of lurve.

Google’s first Valentine’s-themed Doodle appeared way back in 2000, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to take a look back at the search giant’s efforts through the years.

Have a meander through the gallery below to see the evolution of Google’s V-Day Doodle over the past 11 years and let us know your favorite design in the comments.


Pop artist Robert Indiana is the inspiration behind this year’s Doodle, with the search engine’s logo emulating Indiana’s iconic “love” sculpture.


Last year Google pulled double duty with its Feb 14 logo. Marking both the Winter Olympics and V-Day, Google picked pairs skating as the sport to highlight with a heart carved in the ice to the right of the logo.


Most of the world saw love birds perched on a gold band in 2009…

2009 (U.S.)

… While the U.S. got a decidedly more modern “X” and “O” to represent some hugs ‘n’ kisses.


A sweet old couple holding hands appealed to your sense of romance in 2008.


Google goes naughty and nice in 2007 with a chocolate dipped strawberry.


Hearts and flowers in 2005 make a pretty twist on the classic logo.


A year later and the Google vowels are puckering up for a smooch.


Google integrated hearts as the “Os” in the logo to celebrate V-Day in 2003.


Google stayed cute in 2001 with a teddy-themed doodle.


Google chose a cutesy Cupid to grace its first ever Valentine’s Doodle in 2000

More Google Resources from Mashable:

HOW TO: Change the Google Logo to Your Favorite Google Doodle
10 Great Behind-the-Scenes Glimpses of Google [VIDEOS]
5 Must-See Google Easter Eggs
10 Must-See Google Street View Sightings
10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Google

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