The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Vintage Valentine Swap

It's a little early to start thinking about Valentine's Day, but if there was a reason to start early, this is it! Heidi at "Foxgloves, Fabric, and Folly" is hosting a "Very Vintage Valentine Swap." What a fun concept!

I love correspondence, sending letters, and receiving "snail mail." If you enjoy the same you may want to join in her Valentine swap. The premise is that you send a basket filled with no more than $20 of vintage style Valentine goodies to someone special who also wanted to participate. You send Heidi your preferences in terms of flowers, colors, decor style, etc...and someone is given your name and preferences. Since it is a vintage theme, I stopped at one of our local antique shops and had fun browsing through vintage hankerchiefs, silver spoons, tea cups, old 50's style Valentine's etc...for ideas to send in my package.

You have until Dec. 29th to join. On Jan. 2nd your recipient's name is sent to you, and then on Jan. 21st everyone mails their packages. It sounds fun, and several ladies had done her Christmas exchange and were so thrilled, I thought I'd join the fun. If you're interested you can check out her sidebar on the right! :-) But first, let's enjoy the Christmas season and savor the weeks to come!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thank you Denise for stopping by on the mailbox swag. It really is easy, you could do it too! Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.

I'd love it if you would 'follow' me too!

S said...

Sounds like fun, I'll have to really hunt for the few vintage Valentine type things I think I have tucked away somewhere.

cjcfun said...


I wish I had known about this a month ago before I sold a lot of stuff from our great great grandmother's house to an antique dealer.

I had boxes of valentines that were sent to June Barnham from 1916 through about 1927. I have kept some that I display each year and I sold several others on eBay.

I will have to pull out and see what I have left and I will send them to you.

Looks like you guys have been having a lot of fun with the snow.
Back here in California, it is cold and we are hoping for a dusting sometime in the next few days. :-)