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Love in writing

This post was originally shared in our email newsletter on February 05, 2024.

Some interpretations of Valentine’s Day can feel exclusionary (or over-commercialized). But how about celebrating love in all its forms? That’s something I think we can all get behind. 

There are not many cuter sights than a child handing a Valentine’s note to a friend. And there are not many more powerful ways for people of all ages to show love than through a handwritten note. 

Perhaps we shouldn’t need a holiday to remind us to share appreciation for romantic partners, relatives, roommates, friends, coworkers, neighbors, mentors, and other people we cherish. But as the world absorbs more and more of our attention, it’s a good thing we do have a reminder to share a loving note.

It may do even more good for us as the initiator than it does for the recipient. 

Of course, we won’t complain if you decide to support our work by complementing your handwritten note with a candle or two (we’ll even handwrite a note on your behalf!), and we have a couple fun suggestions below.

Regardless of how you decide to engage with these ideas, know that we don’t take for granted your attention, your business, your support, and your love. 

I remember the day when we had our very first sale (or, more accurately, a backing on Kickstarter) that wasn’t my mom (hi mom!) and being blown away. It felt so meaningful to receive that support from someone I had never met before, and it continues to feel that way to this day. 

I’d love to hear some Valentine’s day happy stories from our group: What’s the cutest Valentine’s day note or gesture you’ve received or observed? Just send us an email at :)

 With love,

— Harry from Keap, Steward-Owner


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