How was your Valentine’s Day? I do hope it was filled with tender lovin’ and sweet surprises! Kayo and I went out on a midday date the day before Valentine’s knowing full well that traffic will be unbearable on the day itself. We also went to The Spa and had a much much needed pampering time! We’ve been hustling hard these days we thought it was about time we gave ourselves a little break.
Apart from celebrating with my husband, I decided to surprise some of my mail swap friends by sending them Valentines mail. As mention on my post last February 5, I was originally planning on doing a Valentine’s Mail Swap but failed to plan it early enough so I thought I’d just send out postcards anyway.
I enjoy designing and making my own postcards. For this, I spray-painted several sheets of A4-sized board paper. I didn’t exactly create a pattern or image. I simply wanted splashes of color and splatters of paint. I love how spray cans are able to create this “mist” effect that I like so much…
I also used handcut stencils to create florals, hearts and clean geometric shapes. Then I cut them into smaller sheets, making twenty postcards in total.
I love that they all look good together and separately. I also made sure each had it’s own charm. I carved a geometric heart stamp which I used to decorate some of them. On others, I added doodles and simple lettering.
The “postcard” on the back is also a handcarved stamp I had made a long time ago.
I sent them out a week before Valentine’s Day and was so glad to find out a number of them reached their recipients just in time. Happy to have surprised many of them too!
And on Valentine’s Day itself, I sneaked in a special one for Kayo in his laptop… Of course my husband also gets one!
More or less, the VDay wishes I wrote out to my snailmail friends were the same — I wished them all to be met by a hurricane of love* and that all they do be done with love not only on Valentine’s but all month and all year round! I wish the same for you, dear reader. As you keep receiving love, may you also keep being an instrument of love. 💕
*Hurricane of Love — phrase coined from one of my all time fave flicks, Elizabethtown 😊