update: 2013 sign ups are now CLOSED. if you missed it, mark your calendars now for 2014!
here's how it works:
>> enter your information (mailing address, blog URL, etc.) on
>> i'll match you up with up to 4 other partners; they'll be randomly assigned and (if you're okay with it) could be international. you should receive an email from me with your partners by january 30.
>> you create and mail valentines to your partners -- cards need to be mailed by february 7.
the point of the swap is to make pen pal friends, and -- of course! -- to send and receive lovely handmade stationery. cards don't need to be made entirely from scratch but should include some type of handmade element -- be creative and have fun with it! write a message inside, too (don't just send a blank card). answers to other FAQs can be found in this post, but feel free to email me if you have any additional questions.
disclaimer: DO NOT sign up if you think you might not be able to follow through on your valentines. our participants are fabulous and spend a lot of time working on their cards, so don't be a buzzkill and disappoint your swap partners. everyone loves mail -- please follow through if you sign up!
and now for the fun part...my favorite seattle stationery studio, farewell paperie, is giving away a year's supply of letterpress cards to one lucky swap participant. the winner will receive an assortment of 10-12 cards -- thank you cards, a birthday card, a love card, a baby card, etc etc -- to use all year long. here are the details:
>> you're automatically entered to win just by swapping cards!
>> for an extra entry, "like" the stationery place's facebook page. i'll be posting valentine swap updates there throughout the month, and that's where the giveaway winner's name will be announced.
>> you can still enter win up until january 25, the day sign-ups close. i'll announce the winner on my facebook page on february 1.
and that's all, folks! i can't wait to swap valentines with you :) ♥ ♥ ♥