Some El Pasoans think outside the box of chocolates this Valentine's Day... hiring a local group of singers to surprise their better-halves with a serenade.
"We get more out of it, at least, I do, delivering than receiving," said El Paso Border Chorders Musical Director Jorge Acevedo.
Valentine's Day revellers in the Sun City call on the "El Paso Border Chorders" to sing their significant other's praises with a message from the heart.
"Oh it's beautiful. It made my day. I want to cry. I love him so much. Thank you," said Claudia Aguirre, a telegram recipient.
The "Border Chorders"... the second oldest musical organization in El Paso... began delivering singing telegrams on Valentine's Day more than 20 years ago.
And unsuspecting lovebirds can't possibly dodge Cupid's pointed arrow when the group surprises them at home...
"I know he loves me when I see the singers every year. It's really special," said recipient Barbara Bean.
"They sing. Everybody else gets to enjoy it and it makes me feel very special," said Florence Fowler.
Or at school... where "Border Chorder" newcomer Hector Piper sings a different tune... saying "be mine" with this different kind of Valentine.
"It is so crazy...ridiculous. I wasn't expecting it at all. He basically said, oh I don't celebrate Valentine's Day and then..." said Rebecca Terrazas, Piper's girlfriend.
"Its' not really about the music itself. It's about what the music means and the emotions you put behind singing," said Piper.
The Border Chorders say they love to help sweethearts celebrate Valentine's Day in harmony.
"That's a strong message. I love you so much that I want you to get this special Valentine gift," said Piper.
A greeting card brought to life by timeless music... a high note this Valentine's Day for those in tune with one another.
The "Border Chorders" deliver... on average... between 60 and 80 telegrams each year.
The group sings as a non-profit organization... with telegrams costing 40-dollars.
For more information, visit their website at www.borderchorders.org .