Third Annual Metafilter Valentine Mail Exchange! January 16, 2020 6:43 PM   Subscribe

With the blessing of the lovely and talented mochapickle, I'm keeping up the mefi valentine exchange traditon! Come one, come all, and share a little love!

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 midnight Eastern Time on Thursday, Jan 23 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

(If you are European and would like a Europe only group, let me know as well - I recall there being requests for that in needlegrrl's recent holiday card exchange, and I can definitely try to accommodate that if there's interest again!)

I'll email addresses back to you on Friday, January 24!

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, doodles that keep you sane at work, 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.

Hooray for valentines!
posted by the primroses were over to MetaFilter-Related at 6:43 PM (20 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

I Just bought my valentines for this literally today and they are glorious. Also- three forever stamps tends to do it if you don't want to go get a special international stamp, though you are overpaying a bit.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 6:46 PM on January 16 [2 favorites]


I'm in!
posted by HotToddy at 7:26 PM on January 16 [2 favorites]


I'm in!
posted by kathrynm at 8:27 PM on January 16 [2 favorites]


Many, many grateful thanks to the wonderful the primroses were over for taking this on and making sure we can all have a happy mefi valentine season!

I'm recovering from surgery this month (everything's okay! just moving a little slow!) and so my valentines will likely be a little loopier and more whopsided than usual, but I am excited to send them, whatever they will be!

Warmest thanks also go to the lovely danabanana for always offering to help out, too!

Note: Everyone needs a valentine!
posted by mochapickle at 7:54 AM on January 17 [9 favorites]


Yay! This is very exciting! Thank you, mochapickle for starting this (best wishes for a speedy recovery!) and to the primroses were over for making sure the valentines wouldn't be over!

I was just looking through my valentines from last year and it was so much fun and very heartwarming. I'm very much looking forward to another round of valentine fun!
posted by danabanana at 8:27 AM on January 17 [2 favorites]


Oh mochapickle, sending you magical healing vibes and wishes for a smooth recovery, and loving admiration for your use of the word "whopsided".
posted by a humble nudibranch at 3:18 AM on January 18 [7 favorites]


Yay! I'm in.
posted by cozenedindigo at 3:34 AM on January 18 [2 favorites]


Hooray!
posted by Secretariat at 7:23 AM on January 18 [2 favorites]


How have I missed this before now? I'm so in. : )
posted by SisterHavana at 1:48 PM on January 19 [1 favorite]


I had way too much fun shopping for valentines.
posted by kathrynm at 9:09 AM on January 20 [2 favorites]


I am in. Please make all my valentines ostentatiously affectionate and borderline inappropriate thank you.
(The ones I send will all be very appropriate and tasteful)
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 9:09 AM on January 20 [7 favorites]


Yippee! I missed the holiday cards due to annoying life complications, but I’m so down for dorky valentines. Thanks for setting this up, the primroses were over! And mochapickle, I hope you feel right as rain soon.
❤️❤️❤️
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 7:37 PM on January 22 [2 favorites]


Ok, I've sent out the groups. If you signed up and included an email address, that's how you should have gotten your group - otherwise, you should have a memail from me. Please let me know if you signed up and haven't received either! Or if I made an error in your address or you need anything else.

I have a large list of lovely participants who are willing to send an extra Valentine or two to latecomers, so if you're just seeing this now and want to join in, let me know.

Yay, valentines!
posted by the primroses were over at 2:40 PM on January 24 [3 favorites]


Go Team Hedgehugs! ❤️🦔
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 4:59 PM on January 24 [3 favorites]


Team Lovebirds FTW!
posted by SisterHavana at 10:40 PM on January 25 [2 favorites]


Ooh, I've received my first valentine from an anonymous member of Team Significant Otters!

So excited to send mine out soon.
posted by Glier's Goetta at 7:49 AM on January 30 [3 favorites]


Dammit - life intervened and my dispatch occurred after the deadline for overseas posting. Some Significant Otters may therefore receive their missives from me at a slight delay. Apologies all!
posted by freya_lamb at 3:11 AM on February 12 [1 favorite]


All of my lovely valentines have been released into the world of the postal system. Several crayons were employed in this endeavor. And an iron. Somewhere in the joy of creativity I, too, lost track of international priorities. Rest assured they are swimming patiently through the mail, looking forward to reaching my V pals.
posted by childofTethys at 7:44 PM on February 12 [1 favorite]


Happy Valentines Day! I've gotten some super fun cards and am chuffed to hear I can expect even more. Fashionably late cards are so lovely.

I know not everyone does Twitter links, so apologies if this is useless to some of you, but Teylor Smirl posted some cute birbentines this week, if you need some quick images to send last minute (with the artist's blessing in the tweet following the birbentines themselves): twitter link.
posted by the primroses were over at 7:58 AM on February 14 [3 favorites]


Yay! I love all the sweet mail I've received. I sent mine a bit late but hopefully they've mostly arrived in your mailboxes.
posted by vespabelle at 6:08 PM on February 15 [3 favorites]


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