If Christmas is the World Cup of the card sending world, does that make Valentine’s Day the Super Bowl? What better way to rally around the sweetest little love notes than with a #HappyMailHappyHour collaboration with the one and only Minted at their San Francisco offices downtown? I was more than delighted to work with such a well known brand that supports thousands of independent artists from around the world to produce their designs in card, print, and textile formats. We knew this collaboration would bring a letter writing paper party of epic proportions following my past two HMHH events (in August & in November). Want to write some Minted Valentine’s of your own? Keep on reading …
Gathering a group of paper happy blog buddies for cocktails and card writing was easy. Everyone wants an excuse to get together for a good time, and having a mixologist as a friend sealed the deal. Happy hour was on!!! Ashley Rose Kirschling created us a gorgeous grapefruit cocktail with the generosity of Skyy Vodka (gluten free, natch). This girl’s got mad mixing skills…
|Classroom Valentine cards along side flat stylish XOXO cards with special stickers begging to be sent. How can one resist?|
|The long conference table in the newly renovated Minted offices was the setting for our snail mail social.|
Knowing guests enjoyed themselves seeing old friends and meeting new ones while doing something super creative and thoughtful is the best part. This was the biggest Happy Mail Happy Hour yet, and I must say even with the larger party size, it still felt very cozy, warm and purposeful. I love a good girls’ night and with a vibe like this, I can’t help but be so grateful for the opportunity to share these great cards with friends while spreading some love through snail mail. This is the kind of Valentine’s Day Celebration I can get used to!
|Treats included empanadas, salads, & gluten free cupcakes. Camille Simmons made the loveliest cookie tortes.|
|Filling gift bags, getting our selfie stick on, fabric wrapped boxes & writing sweet nothings, that’s what HMHH is made of!|
|All kinds of yumminess: food, drinks, company, & art prints!!|
All event photos: Kelly of K.L.P. Creative
Loving how adorable these cards and prints are? One lucky winner will be getting a $125 prize to spend on Minted product on Minted.com by entering below tonight through Saturday, February 7 at 11:59pm EST! A winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday, February 8. Won’t you join?
P U C K E R U P ! ! ! by Ashley Rose
|Photo, recipe, and styling by Ashley Rose Kirschling|
|Thank you, SkyyVodka for providing us with the newest Skyy Infusion Flavor! Photo: Ashley|