Brimming With Valentine Exchange Warm Fuzzies February 16, 2019 4:12 PM   Subscribe

Thank you to mochapickle for organizing such a fun Valentine Exchange for the second year in a row! My mailbox has been full of fun/funny/charming/creative valentines all month. This thread is to oooh, aahh and otherwise chortle about the fun cards (and if Fig's card exchange brought you V-Day goodness, or if you sent/received Valentines in other capacities, please do share here)!

Special thanks to Team WINK WINK - I've been loving all of the creative cards. And the "Everyone Needs A Hug" magnet is on my fridge, thanks mochapickle!
posted by rogerroger to MetaFilter-Related at 4:12 PM (35 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Oh good, I wanted a place to say thanks and especially comment on the very cool idea of cards that hang from things. Every single card has been unique and special and delightful utterly! Team WINK WINK here, and I have not even received all of them yet.
posted by luaz at 4:37 PM on February 16, 2019 [2 favorites]

Go team love bug <3
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 4:49 PM on February 16, 2019 [3 favorites]


Cortex / Secretariat, your punny Valentine's ornament was the best little mailbox surprise. We've been loving every one of the cards--each one with their own unique style!
posted by duffell at 5:38 PM on February 16, 2019 [3 favorites]

Thank you so much, TEAM OH BABY, for all your gorgeous letters! I mailed mine the day before Valentines because I am terrible with timing but they shall arrive eventually.
posted by Hermione Granger at 6:42 PM on February 16, 2019 [5 favorites]

I can't tell you the last time I received something in the mail that wasn't either a bill, or or an invitation to spend money buying a really rather expensive vegetable spiralizer for a young niece or nephew's wedding registry. Thanks to TEAM HUBBA HUBBA for the good cheer -- and especially mochapickle, because thanks to that magnet, I've received more hugs in three days than I have had in months!

The weather over the past two weeks in Canadaland means mine might be slow in coming, but I held each one to my heart and stuffed the envelopes full of good wishes and loving thoughts. Thanks, strangers from the internet!
posted by peagood at 7:46 PM on February 16, 2019 [2 favorites]

Team WINK WINK, my sincere apologies that your cards are late! Life got in the way and I ended up sending them out using an internet mail service, which took some of the fun out of it, but if I didn’t do that I would have gotten to March without sending anything and would have felt so guilty! Theoretically they started arriving today - I ordered them Wednesday and was told they were mailed on Friday, so, within the next few days everyone should get theirs.

Thank you all for the fun and lovely cards! Mochapickle, thank you for organizing.
posted by firei at 8:00 PM on February 16, 2019 [2 favorites]

YES!!! Thank you team WINK WINK!!

I ran into my mailman the other day. "So you're Gray Duck," he said. "You have a lot of friends."
posted by Gray Duck at 8:52 PM on February 16, 2019 [5 favorites]

My lovely valentine peeps!

Thank you all so much for participating and making this such a joy to organize. That post-holiday slump gets me every year, but all your valentines and memails have really helped make my January/February a lot more fun!

I can't get over the variety of awesome valentines that have come in! Each one is pure perfection. :)

Lots of love and hugs to everyone!
posted by mochapickle at 10:17 PM on February 16, 2019 [12 favorites]

I’ve loved the #meficardclub tag on Instagram! You are all creative and adorable!
posted by ellieBOA at 12:01 AM on February 17, 2019 [3 favorites]

firei, I am glad for late cards! Something still to look forward to in the mailbox.

And for sure, thanks so much to mochapickle for organizing this.
posted by luaz at 3:27 AM on February 17, 2019 [1 favorite]

I mailed mine the day before Valentines because I am terrible with timing but they shall arrive eventually.

Arrived yesterday to NYC!

Somehow my brain disconnected "send valentines to people" from "receive valentines in mail box", so a wave will arrive and there will be two or three days where I go "Ooh! Mail!", forget about it again and get surprised all over again.
posted by hoyland at 3:50 AM on February 17, 2019 [5 favorites]

OMG hurray! I am so glad! Yours arrived right on Valentine's. Thank you so much! 💌

Also as a former stamp collector seeing all the postage everyone is using is an additional treat!
posted by Hermione Granger at 5:41 AM on February 17, 2019 [2 favorites]

Yes, thanks Team OH BABY! I saved all the early Valentine's I got for February 14th and had a great time looking at them all at once. And then, I got a couple more later that I could open right away! Best of both worlds!

Thanks for organizing this mochapickle, and thanks to everyone for the amazing cards.
posted by the primroses were over at 5:44 AM on February 17, 2019 [2 favorites]

Thanks Team OH BABY for the wonderful fun of your great valentines! And mochapickle, you are a wonder for pulling this all together!

Like the primroses were over, I saved mine for the 14th, which is highly unusual me as I usually rip my mail open on the walk home from the mailbox so this was also an exercise in patience for me!

Thanks again to everyone and I'm looking forward to the next valentimes!
posted by danabanana at 6:49 AM on February 17, 2019 [3 favorites]

On Feb 1, there was a catastrophic sprinkler failure on the 3rd floor of the 4 storey building I live in. Due to the flooding from this, everyone had to completely move out of their units by this past Monday so repairs can get underway. I was one of the lucky ones in that all my stuff was ok and I have a place to live in the interim. But my cards won't be sent till Tuesday, so Team HubbaHubba, will be getting their cards in the week and half. I received 1 prior (thanks duffell!!) to the incident so I hope Canada Post is still holding mail for my building. If anyone gets returned mail from me, that's why. I look forward to getting my cards and you getting yours!!!
posted by googlebombed at 8:03 AM on February 17, 2019 [5 favorites]

Team ONLY YOU reporting for duty! My last batch of cards is in the mail as of Friday, and I've already gotten so many delightful cards from you all! I've been having a really rough week so it's a great pick-me-up to see them all decorating my fridge.
posted by capricorn at 8:36 AM on February 17, 2019 [3 favorites]

My "Everyone needs a hug" magnet is on my dryer, cheering me up with every load. Thanks mochapickle! And also to everyone who sent brilliant hanging cards, cards addressed to Dovey, sweet personal notes, little handmade works of art . . . and I believe that covers all of you! This was so much fun!
posted by HotToddy at 11:17 AM on February 17, 2019 [1 favorite]

Best V-Day ever: love freely given.
posted by Sheydem-tants at 12:21 PM on February 17, 2019 [7 favorites]

Oh! I meant to mention the other metafilter snailmail exchanges going on this spring!

- Duffell is hosting a Telephone Pictionary mail exchange game, with signups through the end of February. Check the link for details on how the game works!

- Fig continues to host the year-round, enormously popular Mefi Card Club. Signups are always open, and Fig makes it incredibly easy to participate (or opt out if you're busy) each month.

Hooray for happymail!
posted by mochapickle at 2:19 PM on February 17, 2019 [6 favorites]

Team Hubba Hubba, I loved all of your valentines very much ! Thank you!

And thank you for organizing, mochapickle!
posted by Fig at 4:00 PM on February 17, 2019 [3 favorites]

I have been delighted to receive your Valentines in the mail, Team OH BABY! ♥

Thank you, mochapickle, for pulling all this together.
posted by invokeuse at 6:18 PM on February 17, 2019 [4 favorites]

Thank you, mochapickle and all my fellow Wink Winkers! This card exchange is way better—and far more creative—than the ones I remember from elementary school!
posted by 2or3things at 8:12 PM on February 17, 2019 [1 favorite]

It's been so much fun to get cards from my fellow OH BABIES. They're currently hanging over my work desk from one of those photo-mobile thingies so I'm happy every time I look up at them.
posted by PussKillian at 8:34 AM on February 18, 2019 [4 favorites]

Oh Baby Oh Baby Oh Baby, you are the bee’s knees! And mochapickle, you are the cat’s pajammies! Thank you all!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 12:40 PM on February 18, 2019 [3 favorites]

Still feeling the Valentine's love from Hubba Hubba! Thanks everyone!!
posted by rozee at 12:49 PM on February 18, 2019 [2 favorites]

Another WINK WINK here, thanking you all for the barrage of warmfuzzies I got checking the mailbox over the past couple weeks.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 11:06 PM on February 18, 2019 [1 favorite]

And for giving me an opportunity to mail stuff.

I gotta get back on card club. For sure.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 11:06 PM on February 18, 2019 [2 favorites]

Team ONLY YOU - still getting cards in my mailbox! Love everyone's cards and all the stickers and magnets and erasers. Makes me feel like a little kid again...

I took the extra cards I had assembled and gave them to my 3 young nieces over the weekend. Then they told me about the cards they got in their classes - and all the stickers and magnets and erasers:)
posted by jilloftrades at 3:13 PM on February 19, 2019 [3 favorites]

Yay! The hearts keep on coming! I got three more vantiles/vantelines/valtemes in the mail today from my fellow WINK WINKs!
posted by Mister Moofoo at 4:52 PM on February 19, 2019 [1 favorite]

Team Oh Baby Australia, both of yours arrived today!
posted by hoyland at 6:10 PM on February 19, 2019 [3 favorites]

I came in to say that Team Oh Baby has provided me the BEST valentines with thoughtful messages and the gift of time expressed in creating/decorating cards.
posted by jadepearl at 2:03 AM on February 20, 2019 [4 favorites]

I got more cards yesterday from the Oh Baby 💕 bunch and they made me so happy.
posted by PussKillian at 8:22 AM on February 20, 2019 [3 favorites]

(I just bought some pretty cute discount Valentines. I'm ready for next year!)
posted by rozee at 12:35 PM on February 21, 2019 [4 favorites]

Team HUBBAHUBBA, thank you for all the great cards! I got a whole bunch more yesterday in my PO Box. It was a great way to spend my lunch hour at work last night.
posted by googlebombed at 9:09 AM on March 5, 2019 [2 favorites]

Team HUBBA HUBBA, we've been having a weird problem with mail delivery and wound up getting a bunch of mail from random dates spanning the last couple of months delivered today! And a BUNCH of your cards were in the batch. I don't even mind that they got here weirdly late, I was just so happy to see them :-) <3 <3 <3
posted by duffell at 5:39 PM on March 8, 2019 [2 favorites]

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