To satisfy some creative impulses and a desire to envelop myself in a cocoon of happy, I’m-part-of-a-community emotions, I signed up for a handmade valentine swap this year–all with colleagues and neighbors! I received a list of ten local residents to whom to send a little bit of anonymous love, and waited for my own valentines to roll in.
Be forewarned: they’re almost too cute to handle!
So far, I’ve received seven of my ten expected cards: though honestly, I feel like these on their own are bounty enough alone!
Some people really took creative approaches to the definition of “valentine.” I love this heart-shaped light-catcher…
…and the elegant, transparent feathers that accompany it!
I admire the patience it must have taken to stitch this heart so elegantly!
My very limited expertise as a card connoisseur suggests that there might be some handmade paper involved here. Even if not, though, the colors are perfect!
(So are ALL of the colors featured here!)
I hope you enjoy a happy Valentine’s Day – and that it’s full of hearts and cute Cyclopean monsters!