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Handmade Valentine Exchange


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Welcome to Handmade Valentine Exchange, a project where you sign up to make and send 10 strangers from around the world Valentine’s cards.

You won’t regret signing up.

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Handmade Valentine Exchange


Share the Love

Welcome to Handmade Valentine Exchange, a project where you sign up to make and send 10 strangers from around the world Valentine’s cards.

You won’t regret signing up.

Sign Up

 

How it started

Brooklyn-based photographer and art director Julia Parris loves snail mail, and has been sending letters to friends around the world for as long as she can remember. In 2012 she started what would become known as the Handmade Valentine Exchange. At the time, Julia was making and sending valentines to a handful of friends around the globe, but the next year she invited the public to join and it doubled in size. Last year participation grew to include over 500 people from as far as Germany, Spain, France, UK, Russia, Australia, Costa Rica and US.

 
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FAQ


FAQ

Do you have to be an artist/designer to participate?
Not at all. Each Valentine should be handmade by you, but it is open to interpretation, and can be done by anyone of any skill or background.

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Can I send cards I bought at the paper store?
Nope. It just wouldn’t be a Handmade Valentine Exchange if we did that.

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Do I have to sign my name on the card?
Nope, it can be whatever you want as long as you're sending a positive vibe.

What do I do if I don’t get my cards mailed by Valentine’s Day?
Don’t panic, it happens. Mail your cards as soon as possible. It’s better to receive a Valentine late than not at all.

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Will my address be published on the site?
No, only the people in your group will receive your address and we never share email with third parties. 

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FAQ


FAQ

Do you have to be an artist/designer to participate?
Not at all. Each Valentine should be handmade by you, but it is open to interpretation, and can be done by anyone of any skill or background.

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Can I send cards I bought at the paper store?
Nope. It just wouldn’t be a Handmade Valentine Exchange if we did that.

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Do I have to sign my name on the card?
Nope, it can be whatever you want as long as you're sending a positive vibe.

What do I do if I don’t get my cards mailed by Valentine’s Day?
Don’t panic, it happens. Mail your cards as soon as possible. It’s better to receive a Valentine late than not at all.

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Will my address be published on the site?
No, only the people in your group will receive your address and we never share email with third parties. 

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”There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

—Henry David Thoreau

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”There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

—Henry David Thoreau

Send Some Love