Another year, another successful ritual of making, sending and receiving paper valentines. My favorite paper mail holiday of the year!
Its Black history month and while I understand the value of this designation I wish Black history was not annexed to one month of the year but rather, more fully integrated in to how children learn American history. Heritage Box is a subscription service that teaches children Black history year round by delivering monthly, customized care packages with Black history and African geography materials! Books, games, toys, family activities- these packages could be a valuable addition to a child’s understanding and interest in their African heritage.
My vintage rose valentine stamps arrived by mail, just in time for valentine making! As my neighbor Amy Shearn so astutely observed, isn’t it a little funny that one has to pay shipping when buying stamps online? From the postal service? Couldn’t they cover that, since that’s what they do?
Valentine making is my favorite mail making of the year! I’m so excited. Are you ready?