February 13, 2012

A Happy Valentine’s Day

I received two of the very best Valentine’s Day cards… or should I say, I received one and Connor received one… from one of my dear readers who happens to be Connor’s BIGGEST fan. They are so lovely and personal, that I wanted to share them with you. Of course, you’ll be able to spot whose is whose pretty quickly – I hope!
Here’s the one:
valentine 002And here’s the other: valentine 001Aren’t they wonderful!!!  Thanks so much from both of us!
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And in other great show of Valentine’s Day generosity… I talked about asking for ties and scarves for the boys and girls at Woodbourne the other day, here. Today, I did a tally of ties and scarves and we have received more than 700 in total!  (The pile was much bigger than this at the end of the day!)Wonderful readers of Pigtown*Design from as far as Toronto and Tennessee sent ties and scarves for the kids. We gave some scarves to the girls and they were beyond excited!  I printed up a little booklet on different ways to tie scarves, courtesy of Talbots, and they had a great time trying each of the styles. The boys will be showing of their tie-tying skills at an assembly on Valentine’s Day.
All of the boxes and bags are filled with scarves and ties!

More boxes filled with scarves and ties
Most of these children come to us with only the clothes on their backs, so to receive something special like a beautiful scarf really makes their day.
From Connor and me, and from the boys and girls at Woodbourne, Happy Valentine’s Day!


  1. Happy Valentines Day! What beautiful cards, and even more special to have them each personalized to the both of you.

    I hope the girls and boys of your home enjoy all of the ties and scarfs they received. Do you ever post other items they may need?

    Have a great day, Elizabeth

  2. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Connor! XOXO!

  3. And happy Valentine's Day to you and Connor, too. Those cards are delightful. And I am so glad your necktie and scarf project has been such a success.

  4. Happy Valentines Day,

    Off to the coalmines.

    xo Jane

  5. Those cards are AMAZING!!!! Happy Valentine's Day to you & Connor!!!
    God bless those kids @ Woodbourne

  6. I love the cards and the ties literally made me weep. It's just another example of the human touch that gets to me every single time!

    I love it!


    P.S. I left you a suggestion on what to do with your wall! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  7. Happy Valentine's Day! would your mind posting your different ways to tie ties and scarves. I could use some help.


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