Scientific Fact #1: Everyone loves getting mail.
Scientific Fact #2: Everyone ESPECIALLY loves handmade mail.
In the Midwest we are in the midst of the post-holiday wasteland part of the winter--the part that feels like it goes on for years:
It's a good time for happy surprises: like lovely letters in the post.
As devout craft monsters it is our duty to bust as much suck as possible...with stamps and glitter. :)
Though I don't subscribe to the go-to-the-drugstore-and-buy-me-a-gyrating-robot -bear-to prove-your devotion-Valentines club, I do enjoy preparing for Valentines. As kids, I remember my Mom decorating the house with little stuffed satin hearts she had sewed--
Or standing on a kitchen chair covered in paste with sequins stuck to our faces creating Extreme Valentines. (In our family--you go big or go home.)
It was the same reason I loved ALL holidays at our house: because we made stuff together.
And so I continue this tradition by sending the cool people in my world a few pieces of pretty paper to remind them just how cool they are:
Do you have Valentine traditions? Cookies? Cards? Or Self Imposed Exile?
Sending YOU much love!