sending love

One of my favorite things is sending snail mail, especially when it's something fun + unexpected.  I normally sign letters with 2 hearts, or by saying 'heart heart.'  It's one of my unique ways of sending love without overusing the word, and still keeping it personal. (It's all in the details, darling..)

This year, I teamed up with new friends that are serious dreamers + do-ers - the lovelies of Confetti & Co. - and got to make some gorgeous snail mail happen.

We decided to send valentines with a great note inside that could pull double-duty as a daily reminder to the recipient.

A little something positive that can bring some beauty to every day?  Yes, please!  

I cut cream-colored heart shapes to be paired with heart-shaped confetti in pink, grey + silver tones. 

 cutting heart shapes // 2014 valentines; image by hello, bird.

I used a light grey ink to write 'enjoy today' on one side of each heart.  Two variations were made.  I love the simplicity and the power of a little reminder to simply 'enjoy today.'  

 2014 valentines // lettering + photo by ashley wrenn-peterson - hello, bird.

The back of each heart was signed with a "XO" from myself and Confetti & Co.  Again, two variations were made, with placement of our names being the only change.

 2014 valentines // lettering + photo by ashley wrenn-peterson - hello, bird.
 lettering by Hello, Bird. // photo by Sara Murray, Confetti & Co.

lettering by Hello, Bird. // photo by Sara Murray, Confetti & Co.

Blush envelopes were addressed in the same light grey ink.  

Sara and the Confetti & Company crew hand cut some crepe paper hearts and packed up the envelopes with valentines + heart-shaped confetti.  They finished packaging the envelopes with some gold tape and vintage seed packet stamps.  

I had such a great time working on these, and can't think of a more perfect way to send love in the mail for Valentine's Day!