sending all my love

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love holidays. Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap as a heteronormative and consumerist scam, but I often think back to being in elementary school and making construction paper cards and giving candy to friends, and to me, that’s the real spirit of the holiday. I’ve continued to send handmade valentines to my friends and family as an adult, just to tell them I love them and to wish them a happy day.

I finished this year’s cards today and I’ll be sending them out later today. Here they are:




This year I really went with a simple design, and the only materials I needed were colored paper, washi tape, a glue stick, and scissors. Back to basics!

Do you make valentines for your loved ones? How do you celebrate?


About Emily

Hello! My name is Emily and I'm a 27 year old living in Raleigh, NC. I am a graduate student studying sociology and working towards my PhD; I run a vintage etsy shop in my free time.
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