4th Annual Metafilter Valentine Mail Exchange! January 10, 2021 4:10 PM   Subscribe

It's that dreary time of year that requires extra love and love related puns to get through. Come exchange some Valentines!

Started by the amazing mochapickle, in the spirit of needlegrrl's winter holiday card exchange and Sparky Buttons' monthly card club, the Valentine card exchange is back!

This is a classroom-style valentines exchange - you'll be put in a group of 10-12ish mefites to send and receive cards.

Send me your info via memail by midnight EST on Sunday, January 17th, and I'll try to get groups emailed out on the 18th.

Please include:

the name you'd like your cards addressed to
your mailing address
your email address
your mailing preference - US only or anywhere*

*If there's interest in a Euro only group, I can do that as well. If you'd prefer Euro only, let me know how small a group is ok with you (i.e. if only 4 or 6 people request Euro only, are you content with a cozy exchange, or would you rather have the group filled out with more distant mefites?)

If you don't mind sending an extra card to a latecomer who might notice this post after the deadline, feel free to include that info as well. If you have special requests I am failing to anticipate, toss those in as well and I'll see what I can do.

Any kind of happy card is fine! Some people like to get crazy with construction paper, and some people prefer to send out cards they found at the big box store, and all the cards end up being delightful, every time!

Please join if you're so inclined!

Previously: 2018, 2019, 2020
posted by the primroses were over to MetaFilter-Related at 4:10 PM (19 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Heck yeah, this is delightful. I'm in.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:27 PM on January 10 [2 favorites]

I heart card swaps! Thanks for putting it together!
posted by oomny at 6:07 PM on January 10 [2 favorites]

Yay. Every year is a great uplifting joy.
posted by mightshould at 4:48 AM on January 11 [2 favorites]


Thanks for hosting this again! I am so excited!

Happy swapping, everyone!
posted by danabanana at 8:52 AM on January 11 [3 favorites]

YES! This is amazing, I missed the Christmas swap and would love to have some brightness around the house.
posted by Torosaurus at 11:55 AM on January 11 [2 favorites]

I'm in!!!
posted by kathrynm at 5:06 PM on January 11 [2 favorites]

So excited! Figuring out my cards now!
posted by mochapickle at 9:24 AM on January 12 [2 favorites]

I'm in too! <3
posted by dreamling at 9:52 AM on January 12 [2 favorites]

Signed up!
posted by probably not that Karen Blair at 8:26 AM on January 13 [2 favorites]

I'm out. I'm so sorry. I'm out of spoons right now.
posted by kathrynm at 5:13 PM on January 13 [2 favorites]

No worries if things change. And if anyone is unable to send cards but would like to receive one, please let me know.

Hugs if you want them, kathrynm.
posted by the primroses were over at 4:15 AM on January 14 [4 favorites]

Yay, this is so fun every year. Thanks for doing it! January is always crazy at work, so this is a nice thing to look forward to once that is done.
posted by needlegrrl at 8:51 AM on January 14 [3 favorites]

Love this! I'm in.
posted by bookrach at 2:51 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]

Eek I àlmost missed the sign-up - thx to Sparky Buttons for including a reminder in card club!!!
posted by Tandem Affinity at 4:27 PM on January 17 [5 favorites]

Ok, address lists have gone out, mostly to your email addresses, but a few to memail if I didn't have another email address.

Most groups are 11, including yourself, so you're sending/receiving 10 cards. A few people who indicated they didn't mind sending an extra card have a list of 12, to accommodate someone who wanted a smaller group.

Contact me with any questions/concerns!

If you're seeing this late and still want valentines, reach out - I have a few people who don't mind sending an extra card.

Happy sending!
posted by the primroses were over at 8:36 PM on January 18 [3 favorites]

Just another quick note - I had to resend a couple lists that went undelivered the first time. If anyone else expected to get addresses and hasn't, please let me know. Thanks!
posted by the primroses were over at 8:08 AM on January 20 [1 favorite]

I just sent mine out today! ♥
posted by mochapickle at 5:44 PM on February 8 [2 favorites]

Dear my swap group: I was feeling full of myself because I had my cards done before February even started, truly shocking for me, but of course I didn't mail them then and now I need a tauntaun to get to the post office, so. It's just gonna have to be Valentine's Day all dang month!
posted by phunniemee at 9:11 PM on February 8 [3 favorites]

Mine went out yesterday too! You can't hurry love, no, you just have to wait...
posted by the primroses were over at 8:18 AM on February 9 [2 favorites]

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