Second Annual Metafilter Valentine Mail Exchange! January 12, 2019 6:39 PM   Subscribe

I'm organizing another mefi valentine mail exchange, and you're all invited!

This is a classroom-style valentines exchange and any kind of valentine is fine! You'll be matched with a group of awesome mefites to send and receive 12ish-15ish valentines within your group.

It's easy. Contact me by memail by 9pm Mountain Time on Sunday, Jan 20 and let me know:

Your name
Your mailing address
Your email
Whether you'd prefer to send US only or anywhere
If you wouldn't mind sending a valentine or two to a latecomer

I'll email addresses back to you on Monday, January 21!

Lurkers and new members welcome! Join us!

Does it matter what kind of valentines I send?
Not one bit. Construction paper hearts, dorky kids' valentines from grade school, masterpieces of doilies and ribbon, postcards dappled with heart stickers, your kitten's pawprints on the back of a CVS receipt, it's all good. The important thing is just to share some happy through the mail at a time when most of use could use a little more of that.

Is this part of that Metafilter Card Club I keep hearing about?
It is Card Club-adjacent, in that we all love sending and getting mail. You'll need to enroll here, though, to be part of the classroom-style exchange.

I'm nervous about postage for sending globally from the US. What's that like?
It's not bad at all. If your valentine is the right weight/size for standard mail, you can use a $1.15 global stamp from the post office. About 10 percent of our valentines last year were from abroad.

Hooray for valentines!
posted by mochapickle to MetaFilter-Related at 6:39 PM (29 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

This was so much fun last year! I am consulting my supplies, expect to hear from me shortly, and THANK YOU!!!
posted by childofTethys at 6:51 PM on January 12 [2 favorites]

Yay mochapickle, thanks for doing this again! Silly puns and construction paper hearts for everyone!
posted by the primroses were over at 7:55 PM on January 12 [2 favorites]

posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 8:21 PM on January 12 [2 favorites]

Yes again!
posted by tipsyBumblebee at 9:01 PM on January 12 [2 favorites]

I'm excited to participate this year! Also, if you are a both a lover of Valentine's cards and a fan of Law and Order SVU, send me a me-mail with your address and I will send the first 5 people a special card.
posted by rozee at 9:19 PM on January 12 [2 favorites]

Hurray, yes please
posted by Hermione Granger at 9:47 PM on January 12 [2 favorites]

As it's Metafilter Knitting day, I'll be killing an hour in the vicinity of Michael's this morning, so I'll see if inspiration strikes. I quonsared for the first time this year and enjoyed it more than I expected, so now I'm enthused about these exchange things. (If you were in my music exchange group in, oh, 2012 or so when I completely failed and you are now shaking your fist at me, me-mail me.)

Also, will someone tell me how to join the main card club?
posted by hoyland at 4:16 AM on January 13 [3 favorites]

posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 6:14 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]

Main card club: email me at :)

Yaaay, I'm excited to do this! Thanks, mochapickle!
posted by Fig at 6:16 AM on January 13 [4 favorites]

Yay! I loved doing the holiday card exchange and look forward to this one!!
posted by bookrach at 6:28 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]

Woo! Signed up. :)
posted by needlegrrl at 7:38 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]

Yay for this.
posted by RandomInconsistencies at 7:57 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]

Sounds fun! I'm in :)
posted by cozenedindigo at 8:16 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]

I love these card exchanges, I'm in!
posted by googlebombed at 9:21 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]

I'm so in! I totally fucked up Christmas this year and have promised everyone IRL that I will make it up to them on Valentine's Day, so this fits right in with my plan.
posted by HotToddy at 9:33 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]

I think yes to Valentines!
posted by Glinn at 12:05 PM on January 13 [2 favorites]

Yay, sounds fun, I'm in!
posted by wiskunde at 12:37 PM on January 13 [2 favorites]

Yay! Thanks for doing this, mochapickle! So excited!
posted by danabanana at 2:33 PM on January 13 [1 favorite]

I'm in, I'm excited! I need pink construction paper!
posted by PussKillian at 5:41 PM on January 13 [2 favorites]

posted by Mister Moofoo at 10:44 PM on January 13 [2 favorites]

But I'm not ready to take down my holiday cards. :(

Except this sounds too good.
posted by itesser at 6:57 AM on January 14 [2 favorites]

Yay, can't wait!
posted by capricorn at 11:01 AM on January 14 [2 favorites]

Yay signed up! This will be fun.
posted by lucy.jakobs at 12:39 PM on January 14 [2 favorites]

posted by stellathon at 6:29 PM on January 14 [2 favorites]

Oh yeah oh yeah! I totally missed seeing this MetaTalk, glad I went back and looked for one. But I am so in! Even though I'm not ready to take down my holiday cards either.
posted by Secretariat at 12:41 PM on January 16 [2 favorites]

Today, I learned that US postage cost is increasing on January 27th. Get your stamps now.
posted by mightshould at 5:40 PM on January 16 [6 favorites]

I am in!
posted by bjgeiger at 4:31 AM on January 17 [2 favorites]

I'm squeaking in under the wire - my collection of never-used vintage class Valentines no longer spark joy for me - so it's the perfect way to let go of some of them!
posted by peagood at 4:21 PM on January 19 [2 favorites]

Corrective experience for mandatory , reluctantly sent classroom valentines, from and to cool, motivated nerds! How could you lose? I'm so down for this.
posted by Sheydem-tants at 12:50 PM on January 20

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