T his past week and a half has been consumed by a few of my favorite things: drawing folk-art and sending out mail to people I love and adore. If you missed Part I of the creation of these valentines, you may want to start by reading about the first steps of drawing them and adding watercolors.

I’m thrilled with how they turned out! Here are some photos of each iteration I did…I made about 3 or 4 of each version.

Since I’m posting this a couple days before Valentine’s, I suspect that some of these will still be making their way in the mail…so if you happen to see one for you in these photos, please just erase the images from your mind once you’ve finished reading so you can be properly surprised and delighted!

I love them separately, but they really shine when they’re all together being chummy with each other…

This was definitely a multi-day project. In fact, it’s going to throw us all for a loop when Bobby comes home from work, asks “how was your day?”, and I DON’T say, “Great! I worked on Valentines!”

For envelopes, I rustled together a variety from my stationary stash; dark pink, light pink, white, mint green, burgundy – they ALL got a turn this year.

I used my newfound calligraphy skills to address the envelopes, whereby I quickly learned that some of the paper was not suited to ink.

Still, I charged ahead! This is what a stack of 40 valentines looks like!

So excited for these to arrive for their people.

Whether you create 40+ valentines or just a handful, it’s a surefire way to bring joy both to you and the recipient. If you haven’t created any, go make a few! You still have a couple days left!

Sending lots of xoxoxoxoxoxo’s to all of you!