Help us hijack Valentines Day in 2011

01 Jan Help us hijack Valentines Day in 2011

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Each year we try and hijack valentines day and remind people to “Show some love” for their global neighbours as well as the usual smushy stuff. We want you to join in our craftivism project this year please.

This year we hope to have people all over the globe make as many cards as they can and leave them around their area on Valentines day. In the last 2 years we have left 100 letters around Liverpool and London (see photos here). Each letter will contain an alternative valentine’s letter (see template letter here), a handmade gift that Tatty Devine are designing for us (see design here) and a love heartsweet. Hand delivered to gaps in walls, cash machine slots, shop shelves etc- You don’t have to be in a relationship to have one of these!

We have craftivists in Cornwall, Coventry, Newcastle, Leeds, Bangor and Vancouver, Canada already planning their session to deliver this project. Please email us your full name and contact number at craftivist-collective[at]hotmail dot com if you want to join them or do this project in your area as an individual craftivist or as part of a group.

London craftivists are meeting Thursday 20th Jan 6:30pm in Tatty Devine’s Covent Garden shop to make 100 keyrings out of shrink plastic. It’s a small venue so RSVP is needed. More info on Facebook here. Then we will need people to help us plan our letters in hidden places in central London on the morning of Monday 14th February. Please contact us if you can help :)

Find the letter template here and the design for the keyring here, the video instructions here and the press release here

There are so many distractions wherever we live, particularly on Valentines Day. Hopefully these cards are a friendly reminder of the difficult circumstances our global neighbours are in and the gifts are there to encourage a conversation to start even after Valentine’s Day.

Last year this project was covered in many places including: Phamous69, CtrlAltShift,

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