15 February 2013

Love is in the Air

My mailbox has been busting open with so many Valentines I hardly know what to do with myself. Y'all, I don't even know.

Here I am, going all year with nothing but junk mail and coupons for Thai food and snow tires....then February hits and I feel more loved than a baby sloth. AND THAT'S A LOT OF LOVE.

If you sent one my way, please know that each of you will receive a personal response, I assure you, although I don't know if I am able to match each one of you in creative output. I am so touched. So very touched. Even Lola got a few cards and nifty bits too! She is the only cat I know who owns a handmade leopard purse (see pic in slide show below). Lola will be responding in her own special way...     

I hope everyone who participated in  the valentine swap is enjoying their mailboxes these days (I know I sure am!) These photos in the slide show are just a handful of photos of the valentines in circulation right now. Aren't they gorgeous?

Created with flickrSLiDR.

Thank you to everyone who shared these photos with me. With more than 1200 valentines in circulation this year, I could not include pictures from everyone, so these are just a few of my favorites. If you have more pictures, or posted images on your own blog,  please include a link in the comments below. I know we are all curious to see more!  

PS: If you are expecting/missing your Valentines, keep in mind some are coming from overseas and may be taking a little while longer.

PPS: If you signed up for Valentines and did not send them yet, what are you waiting for? Don't stew on it and just get something creative in an envelope and out the door! So what if it's late? The recipient will still be delighted. Now go! 


  1. this was so much fun to do! thanks for organizing it! i posted pics of my valentines here: http://julieholtstudio.blogspot.com/2013/02/i-heart-mail.html

  2. Wow, there are so many crazy talented people out there!

    I made a little tutorial for my glitter valentines. Check it out on my blog: http://caroillustration.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentine-diy-how-to-make-glittered.html

  3. This was my first year participating. I nearly panicked when I read the deadline as I hadn't even thought about how soon Valentine's Day was. Here's what I came up with. I was so happy with it, it might be my "go to" for other times that need cards. http://www.debscupoftea.com/2013/02/valentines.html

  4. It gets funner every year. Thanks for "Actually" including my Valentines in the slide show. It was a ridiculous thrill to see them pop up. :)

  5. Well, my cowboy wasn't one of your favorites? I sent better ones to my swap cousins. I made dollar bill origami hearts. At the Last Minute! how about next year having categories, or at least ideas. Like traditional paper, doilies, and glue; fabric or crochet, and lace; animals; funny ones. I don't usually plan far enough in advance. I like the slideshow.

  6. So much creatively cool valentinery! Wish I had been able to play this year...next year for shizzle. So happy to hear that you are getting a bunch - you deserve them all!

  7. I love them all!

    I've made pictures of the valtentines I got:
    (not the first one, that's what I got my husband)
    and one of those I created:

  8. wow! what a wonderful idea and excellent results....Love and sharing , that's what it is all about...May everyone have a woncerful day and pay it forward...Thanks Aunt Peaches (and Lola) ...you are wonderful, sweet and so

  9. I had fun playing and receiving valentines! It is fun to see them all with your slideshow. WAY COOL!!!! Thanks for hosting the game. Same time next year, I hope.

  10. This was so much fun! Loved the slideshow. I don't normally like to make cards but I really enjoyed this. Next year, maybe I'll plan ahead a little more.

  11. Thank you so much for organizing this! I found it ridiculously thrilling that two of my valentines came from Germany. The cherry on top of it all was seeing my card in your slide show. My heart is exploding with love this Valentine's season.

  12. I hope I can join next year (no extra time at all this year, dangit) Thanks for sharing the pics, & coming up with such a great idea, too!


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