2000

Google’s first ever Doodle for Valentine’s was a cutesy cartoon cupid.

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Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is upon us once again. And one thing we definitely adore about the holiday is Google‘s love-themed Doodles.

The first V-Day-inspired Google Doodle appeared in 2000, and we’ve seen classic designs ever since. We’ve taken a look back at all the love-themed logos Google has shared over the last 12 years.

SEE ALSO: 10 Valentine’s Day Cards for Your Special Tech Geek

Take a look through our gallery. Let us know in the comments if you prefer this year’s video design over the still images from years gone by.

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1. Apple Logo iPhone Sticker

This desirable decal also features the similarly classic “Think Different” slogan.

Cost: $9.99

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From 1976 to 1998 Apple‘s logo was a technicolor, rainbow-hued apple with a bite out of it. Although Apple toned things down a bit in the late ’90s, many have a fondness for the classic version of the company emblem.

The iconic design, created by Ron Janoff, can still be seen today — 36 years after the original design’s debut — on fan-made items and carefully preserved vintage accessories.

SEE ALSO: 10 Geeky Accessories Celebrating the Iconic Hand Cursor [PICS]

Here we bring you 10 fun accessories featuring, or inspired by, the rainbow logo. Let us know in the comments if you’re a fan of the classic version of Apple’s logo, or if you prefer the more modern monotone version.

Image courtesy of Jonas Strandell

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The second Sunday in May is when the United States, Canada and a great many other countries around the world honor their mothers, celebrate motherhood and thank moms for all they do.

Since 2000 Google has marked the occasion every year with one of its infamous Google “Doodles,” transforming the classic homepage to a tribute to moms everywhere.

We’ve looked back this Mothering Sunday over a decade of mom-themed Doodles. Take a look through our gallery below and let us know which Doodle you’d like to dedicate to your mom in the comments below or via one of the share options to the top left.

2011

For this year, Google goes with a lovely yet simple design.

2010 — United States

Last year saw a great Google homepage for the United States made up of quirky glass vases…

2010 — Global

…While the rest of the world enjoyed a tulip-themed effort.

2009

The logo was pretty in pink in 2009 with a lovely bunch of blooms making up the “l.”

2008

This sweet scene sees a mother duck and two chicks decorating the famous logo.

2007

Children’s hand-drawn pictures are a cute touch on 2007’s Mother’s Day Doodle.

2006

Google said it with roses and entwined “os” back in ’06.

2005

The search giant keeps the floral theme going in 2005.

2004

A single pink rose adorns 2004’s offering.

2003

Another Mother’s Day, another vase of posies, again neatly taking the place of the “l.”

2002

A single red rose was Google’s offering to moms everywhere in 2002.

2001 & 2000

The original Mother’s Day Google Doodle appeared in the year 2000 and remained unchanged the next year. It linked to a tribute page to the then Googler’s moms.

A Tribute to Our Moms

And here is a grab of part of that page, still live today at Google.com/moms. With the sweet statement that “no search could find better moms than these,” Google illustrated the lyrics of Howard Johnson’s song M-O-T-H-E-R with portraits. Aw!

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