Valentine Playlist & Snail Mail

Hoping all of you are able to send and receive your fill of love today, or this weekend if you are like me and MJ who are always far too busy to ever do anything on the actual day of Valentine's Day. Remember, we're the couple who didn't exchange Christmas gifts until mid-January. But honestly, as cheesy as it sounds, everyday is Valentine's Day with him - relationships with distance are not for the faint of heart, people!

If you know me well, then you know that I am obsessed with greeting cards. I love sending them, receiving them, making them...I am all about this business. Hire me, Hallmark. Sometimes when I'm bored I go to Rite Aid (mind you, I live in the city so Rite Aid is literally my neighbor) just to browse through the greeting cards. Which I realize makes me lame, but I want to have my own greeting card company eventually and am currently toying with the idea of opening an Etsy shop for cards and random design work so I need to look at my competition!

So, this year for Valentine's Day I wanted to send some love to everyone, though not a realistic goal, I at least sent some to 25 households through personally designed cards. And by personally, I mean I made them in Photoshop and InDesign and made six different designs. Each one was based on beautiful simplicity and song lyrics, because honestly what else do you need in a Valentine? I hope they all made it to your mailboxes by today. I loved making these. First, coming up with the design and what pictures (which were all taken by my friend Hannah) and then buying the special paper and envelopes from a little stationary shop downtown called Weldin's. Sigh. I just loved this process and I hope those of you lucky enough to get one love them too. But for everyone who doesn't receive a snail mail Valentine, I'm sorry and you're welcome to consider this post as your own special Valentine. Add the Elton John, Your Song, to the list if you so desire in that case...that's always a goodie. Happy Valentine's Day with infinite X's & O's from me!

1. For MJ (as pictured above)  - Ho Hey by The Lumineers
I belong with you. You belong with me. You're my sweetheart.
Home is wherever I'm with you. (Alabama, Arkansas, I sure love my Ma & Pa.)
Always remember there is nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name.
4. For my anti-Valentine's friends - What's Love Got to Do With It by Tina Turner
What's love got to do with it.
5. For my friends (part 1) - Everybody by Ingrid Michaelson
Everybody wants to love. Everybody wants to be loved.
6. For my friends (part 2) - Awake My Soul by Mumford & Sons
Where you invest your love, you invest your life.


  1. You totally should open up your own Etsy shop! I envy those that have graphic design knowledge or can draw and create things for others. The only thing I can do is sew. LOL. I hope you have a great Valentine's Day, even if it will be celebrated a few months from now. :) <3


    1. Haha, thanks Toni! We'll be celebrating tomorrow, so no worries! <3


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