As some of you know, the fifth annual Valentine swap has just come to an end, bigger and bolder than ever! More than 1,400 handmade valentines were exchanged between total strangers, which adds up to just enough warmth and kindness to offset this brutal winter. Excellent news: the popularity of hashtags have made it much easier to keep tabs on what folks were exchanging this year. I have found myself with my jaw on the floor on multiple occasions the last two weeks. I mean…YOU PEOPLE! Man alive, some folks know how to valentine in style!
Thank you again to all those who participated. My hope is to continue this tradition next year, but I am confident that the format will need to change. As the volume of participants continues to grow, I need to find a way to streamline the process (and minimize opportunities for error). If any of you have experience with these types of exchanges elsewhere and have ideas, please share. I’m all ears.
Above is a slideshow taken from the 121 images of valentines posted to Instagram using the hashtag #auntpeachesvalentineswap. Some of these folks are posting their creative output every single day, so be sure to sniff around. Great stuff! There is also a ton of fantastic stuff up on my Facebook wall, so be sure to check that out too.
See you next year!