Game of Thrones is on an extended hiatus before its Season 7 premiere to ensure we get those real "winter is here" vibes, and even then, HBO is only delivering a truncated seven-episode season. Fans still have a long way to go until the show is set to premiere this summer, but, in the meantime, there are a few methods for kindling their fandom into the same roaring fire of adoration they felt when Jon Snow was declared King of the North. Sharing these Game of Thrones memes for Valentine's Day is a great place to start.
Of course, "heartwarming" is a bit of a stretch when describing anything related to Game of Thrones. Even the moments that are sort of sweet are rooted in pain, death, and awkwardness, so it's hard to squeeze anything genuinely warm and fuzzy out of Game of Thrones. Plus, the show has some pretty strong ~themes~ that are basically the antithesis of the love and romance we've come to associate with Valentine's Day. But taking all those caveats into account, these Valentine-themed Game of Thrones memes are perfect if you aren't into the treacly sweetness of conventional Feb. 14 celebrations. They're dark, they're murderous, and they're heavy on the incest, so please enjoy these "alt-Valentine's Day" Game of Thrones memes, if you will.
1. Real Paper Valentines
You can actually buy this set of four on Etsy here.
2. For Something A Little Cuddlier
Direwolves are pretty much the closest you can get to anything remotely cute on Game of Thrones, so you might as well deploy them for V-Day.
3. Valentine Puns!
The hallmark of any grade school valentine was a terrible pun. Recapture your youth with this set of four punny memes.
4. Cheeky Old School Valentines
Whether separating perforated store-bought valentines was your jam or creating your own in MS Paint was more your style, these cheeky memes are a major throwback.
5. Capture Daenerys' Heart
While hearts are ubiquitous on Valentine's Day, the most infamous heart imagery in Game of Thrones is unfortunately Daenerys eating one to become a Khaleesi.
6. Bloody Valentines
Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of violent Valentine's Day memes for non-romantic Game of Thrones fans to enjoy.
And, of course, Hodor basically has his own aisle of Valentine's Day memes.
If all else fails, you can just send a smashcut of Ygritte telling Jon Snow he knows nothing and call it a day. But either way, it's sure to make for an unforgettable Valentine's Day.