Stitched notecards

Valentine’s: Sending Love into the World

Remember the days of elementary school during February? At least, in the U.S. it was (not sure if it still is) customary to give Valentine’s to your fellow classmates, and there was often delicious candy involved. We would set up construction paper “mailboxes” on our desks and fill each others’ mailboxes with cards. My favorite cards were the punch-out ones with Snoopy or Loony Tunes designs on them.

As we get older, we kind of get away from this custom, since the day is “only for lovers.” But I say it doesn’t have to be, and you can send Valentine’s to whomever you want. It’s even a nice way to surprise someone because not many people expect to get a card in the mail for this holiday of sorts.

This year I decided to make my own Valentine’s cards to send some love through the mail. A couple weeks ago I found this embroidery set at Target. It’s the first time I’ve stitched decorations for mail, and it’s one of my new favorite methods. The stitching on the back can easily be covered up with designed paper.

The base for the cards are mostly blank cards or blank notecards from a set I bought about a year ago, but never really used much. I found it very easy to give into the abundance of reds and pinks that decorate most stationery items. But, then I realized that not all Valentine’s have to be mostly be made out of pink, and switched to some different colors. Here are some of the cards I will be sending out into the world.

Of course, to go along with these cards I have also created envelopes.

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