The day of love is almost here. If you hurry, you can still mail a love letter and have it arrive in time for Valentine’s Day! Making valentines is one of my favorite craft projects. And I don’t reserve them for just my spouse–I enjoy sending love to family, friends, and pen pals.
And the stamp you put on the envelope is one more opportunity to spread the love. One of my favorite enduring practices of the United States Postal Service is their near-annual issuing of Love stamps since the early 1980s. Check out this list featuring all of the designs since 1974!
In time for Valentine’s Day, the USPS has just released their 2018 Love stamp design. I have already ordered two sheets (and you can, too!).
I like the handwritten and vintage feel of it. It shares an aesthetic to one of my favorite stationery designers: Rifle Paper Co.
However you do it, and on whatever day you choose, I hope you find ways to write down your loving thoughts and share them with people who are important to you. In this world of instant communication, handwritten letters and homemade cards become cherished keepsakes.
So, go. Find some glitter, heart stickers, and markers and create your heart out. Do it now. Enjoy the process. And then spread the love!