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Giant Letter Valentine

Here is another Valentine’s Day idea to do a for a friend or lover. It is easy and cheap and all you need is a roll of white paper. (On a sidenote: we make it a family policy to always keep a cheap roll of white butcher paper around for art projects etc. My mom always kept one around when I was a kid and I remember it was my favorite thing.) For this project you fold up these big letters and then send one every day until your message is spelled out loud and clear. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Materials Needed: Roll of white butcher paper, bone folder, envelopes, stamps

Step 1: Trace out a giant letter on the white paper and cut it out.
Step 2: Fold the letters down using the bone folder (it gets bulky without it.)
Step 3: When it is small enough to fit in an envelope, tie it up and put it in the envelope. Address, Stamp, and Send.

All photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Production by Stacy Wichelhaus
Styling by Milan Shimono Lee
Crafting by Irene Yu
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

  1. Mere

    February 5, 2013

    What a cute idea! This would be great to send to grandparents too. You could even send the photos if you were trying to pull something together last minute! Love it!

  2. Laura Gummerman

    February 5, 2013

    Such a cute and personal idea, love it!

  3. LARY@ Inspiration Nook

    February 5, 2013

    OMG! How cute!!! I would die if I get this in the mail 🙂

  4. stephanie @BabaSouk

    February 5, 2013

    Love this idea! I might surprise my boyfriend with a huge live love letter this year! <3

  5. Savanah

    February 5, 2013

    This is the most adorable idea I’ve seen all year! 🙂

  6. Marie

    February 5, 2013

    I love it! You could even make a poster of this…super cute! 🙂

  7. Ayumi

    February 5, 2013

    it-s so cute!! I love the way you send the letters 🙂 noone would expect to get something so amazing 🙂

  8. Amy

    February 5, 2013

    Jordan, this is so cute and it totally just gave me a flashback to something similar I did in college, well, similar in spirit, at least:) I had a boyfriend that was away for a swim meet and while he was gone I wrote out a love letter in permanent marker on a plain white sheet, got his roommate to let me in and made up his bed with the new sheet. Then when he got home he got to pull back the covers and discover a HUGE love letter:) I love big statements like this. Why say it small, when you can say it huge? 🙂

  9. Kory

    February 5, 2013

    This is so cute! Really unique take on a valentine’s card! 🙂

  10. Kasia

    February 5, 2013

    I love the idea! It’s funny and it’s unexpected!

    I’m a teacher at junior high school and I think it could make a nice idea for a lesson – where each student/pair of students will get an envelope with a letter and they would make a word together from all the letters they find.

    Thank you for inspiration!!!


  11. xfallenmoon

    February 5, 2013

    ah! what a cute idea. (:

    love, x
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  12. lenya

    February 5, 2013

    Coolest. Idea. Ever

  13. rachael

    February 5, 2013

    adorable! what a great idea 🙂

  14. Mags Pomichowski

    February 5, 2013

    I love love love this! So cute and so romantic.

  15. Camille Iman

    February 5, 2013

    This is so sweet, I’m already planning to make the heart garland on yarn and may need to pick up more supplies for these!

  16. Miss Doodles

    February 6, 2013

    ♥♥Sweeeeeeet ♥♥

  17. giulia

    February 6, 2013

    i’d cry of happiness if i got this in the mail:)

  18. olya

    February 6, 2013

    that is very cute! love it 🙂 we just may try doing it!


  19. Rachel

    February 6, 2013

    This is so cute. It just gave me the idea to make a photo project of me holding up letters for my boyfriend! Bah. love it.

  20. Shelley @ Easy Home Concepts

    February 6, 2013

    What a great idea for a Valentine’s gift! My husband would surely love this. It indeed helped me create something as awesome as this.

  21. Gina

    February 10, 2013

    Where can I find a roll of white paper? Also I can’t find fun twine, like the red & white striped…Where can I look, other than online?


  22. jen

    February 10, 2013

    Super adorable idea… Another twist, If you have children and wanted to send a message to Grandparents or a spouse (on their b-day or father’s day), have kids dress up in different brightly colored outfits and hold poster board size letters… With their cute faces showing of course! This not only marks the special occasion, but also the “age/time stamp” of your children too! Grandparents, out of town god parents, etc love this. 🙂

  23. Jen

    February 11, 2013

    My twist is a Photo shoot… Send the 5×7 photo or email the photo to the person! 🙂

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