contest | valentines mail art

hey ladies!

it's time for a contest! a contest to inspire creativity, competition and...love. create a beautiful piece of mail art, with a secret admirer theme - and send it to:

patience isavirtue
306-3614 richmond road
victoria, british columbia
v8p 4r5

be as creative as you like, but please ensure that you abide by all postal rules - a minimum size of  4.5x5.5 would be a great guideline! all submissions will be posted on the blog, and three winners will be chosen by...you!* postmark your mail art by valentines day (february 14.12) and winners will be chosen near the end of february.

if you don't have the materials, please feel free to purchase a mail art challenge. if you note "valentines" or "mail art contest" in the message to seller box - i'll be sure to send a selection of appropriate materials including red, pinks and whites.


first prize |

featured in a special winners post on the blog
five black ramona types a letter envelopes with white writing paper (illustrations by kate gabrielle)
black eloise plays telephone envelopes with white writing paper
5.5x8.5 white eloise plays telephone journal
a beautiful selection of unused vintage canadian stamps (courtesy of by send more mail)

second prize |

featured in a special winners post on the blog
a random selection of isavirtue stationery including two sets of envelopes and seventy lbs flat cards.

third prize |

featured in a special winners post on the blog
three warm fuzzies!** three special notes, from you, made by me - sent to three people of your choosing anywhere in the world. themed or non themed - your choice.

* i'll post a poll letting you pick who you think should win first prize
** definition number one. although two and three are hilarious!


  1. I ran (well walked) right home and made a card for this after I saw you yesterday - fun! It's on my blog, and will be on it's way in the mail tomorrow.

    Cindy :)

  2. Am I too late to compete?


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