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A dozen roses? So cliché. A heart-shaped box of chocolates? So not helpful because we are all trying to to lose five pounds. What your love needs this Valentine’s Day is some good ol’ Blake Mail. It is Blake Shelton’s solid country music and nasty sense of humor in a customizable greeting that is free and, um, nontraditional. So you can say “Happy Valentine’s Day” in unexpected ways, like “I ’Balls’ You” (which plays “Hillbilly Bone” ), “I Can’t Wait to See … Who You Are When I’m Not Looking” (which plays “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking” ) and “On This Special Day … You Can Kiss My Country Ass” (which plays “Kiss My Country Ass”). These kinds of greetings may not be for everyone but, then again, that’s what makes Blake Mail so much fun. You can post the messages on Facebook or Twitter, which I suppose makes it less intimate than typical one-on-one e-cards, but that way, you’ve sharing the love with everyone all at once.