Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Card Making Party.

I don't know why everyone says Valentine's Day is a Hallmark-created fake holiday. In 1382, English poet Geoffrey Chaucer wrote:

For this was on seynt Volantynys day
Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.
["For this was Saint Valentine's Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate."]

According to Wikipedia, mass-produced cards with sentimental (sometimes racy) verses have been exchanged in England since the late 18th century. Most people don't know that I'm secretly a sentimental (sometimes racy) person. But most people do know that I love to cut paper. 

I recently threw a card making party with my friends Natasha Huang and Kelsey to get everyone together for some wine, sweets, and creative time. Most of our friends have not done any arts & crafts for at least a decade, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to share our appreciation for friends, family, and lovers aplenty. THANKS to everyone who came out, despite the frigid temperatures. I was so impressed by how wacky, hilarious, and touching the cards were.

Huge thanks to my good friend Kelsey who let us bombard her beautiful loft with glitter, stickers, and candy. I am so fortunate to have such wonderful friends. Good day and much love to you all.

One of my favorite cards by Natasha, to her cat. I love how it's shaped like a tote bag. How appropriate. 

Kristen Adams' cards were so creative and amazing! 

Fort Greene Pride! This neighborhood makes me happy. 

These are some of the cards I made. 


  1. I heart BABY KITTY!! Great photos as always :)

  2. hahahhaha i see the one for nat and i. excellent. party looked super fun. loved the lock and key valentine!

  3. Way too much fun way too much glitter...LOL

  4. love how the card for vic and i is in crystal clear focus..i dig the key to my heart card too..i can

  5. Your posted pictures shows there hard and creative work i appreciate there efforts...
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