"Throwing" Valentine's. Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia in the 50's & 60's, we had a tradition of throwing Valentines. It was so much fun. After supper, when it got dark, we would sneak around the neighborhood and throw special Valentine cards to our special friends. You "threw" them on their front porch and put a rock on them so they wouldn't blow away. The object was not to get caught, get yours thrown and get back home to see how many you got!