The kids and I spent MANY hours addressing and decorating our Valentine postcards. Most of them made it to the mailbox in time. It was really fun to have Sam be more involved this year and add his own "greetings."
It's amazing how many people move, split up, die or otherwise manage to change addresses throughout the year. It's a crazy scavenger hunt to try and round up all the current addresses, but I'm glad for the exercise; it helps me keep up with people that we might otherwise lose touch with.
I love thinking about all the people (100+!) that will be opening their mailboxes to find a cheerful greeting with heart stamps and Sam's wobbly hearts and swirls. This time of year I can use all the cheerfulness I can get (I'm so antsy for spring, aren't you?). Snail mail is the very best surprise. Sam is pretty good about drawing pictures and writing (or rather, dictating) letters to his grandparents, but I'd like to make it a habit to send more handwritten letters.
Vivi even got involved by helping put the heart stickers on:)
Hope your Valentine's Day is wonderful, lots of love from our family to yours!