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Make Your Own Valentines at the National Postal Museum this Weekend!


Our local museums host some fantastic events and activities for families. One that I especially love is the annual Valentine’s Day Card Workshop at the National Postal Museum. For one weekend every February, the museum provides a bountiful spread of supplies — patterned papers, postage and rubber stamps, gems and other 3-D embellishments, special cut-out scissors, washi tape, stickers, markers of every color (with a surplus of hearts, red and pink!) — for designing one-of-a-kind Valentine greetings. All guests need to bring is their own creative instincts and readiness for a good time.

This year’s workshop will be held on Saturday, February 8, and Sunday, February 9, from 10am to 4pm both days. You can drop in anytime to the open house event, and it’s appropriate for all ages. Everyone from families with young children to teens hanging out together to groups of adults come out for this one, and there’s always a great sense of community. The layout of the card-making stations and supply tables fosters sharing and friendliness, not to mention the theme of it all lends to a love-ly vibe.

The workshop takes place in the museum’s lower-level Atrium, which, for those new to the National Postal Museum, is full of various postal transports from over the years, including a real train car, semi-truck (yes, kids can climb in and pretend to drive!), a horse-drawn carriage, and airplanes hanging from the ceiling. And the museum’s pleasant staff and volunteers are always available to answer questions, provide examples of beautiful completed cards, or help in any other way.

A handmade card can be hard to come by these days. But this event is the perfect environment in which kids (and you!) can express their love for friends and family with a heartfelt note of affection and appreciation. They can also experience firsthand the satisfaction of crafting their very own unique creations from start to finish — and the pure joy of giving it to someone special.



Valentine’s Day Card Workshop
Where: National Postal Museum | 2 Massachusetts Ave NE, DC
When: Saturday & Sunday, February 8-9, 10am – 4pm
Admission: FREE!

* Plan to stay and explore the National Postal Museum — it makes for a great family experience! Read more about it here.


This post is sponsored by the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, however, I only promote events, programs, and places that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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Create Your Own Valentines at the National Postal Museum this Weekend!



Homemade love is in the air at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum’s annual Valentine’s Day Card Workshop! Taking place this Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10, the open-house event is a perfect opportunity for visitors of all ages to have fun and get creative as they make their own Valentines.

All of the supplies are provided by the museum. Choose from a superabundant array of patterned papers, rubber and postage stamps (of course), gems and other 3-D embellishments, special cut-out scissors, washi tape, stickers, markers of every color (with a surplus red and pink!), lots of hearts decor, and more. Just come ready to be creative and have fun!

Once finished, cards can be placed in envelopes, addressed, and adorned. In keeping with educating children about the postal service and how mail works, kids can pop their own cards in an official USPS mailbox in the adjacent post office. Of course, visitors are encouraged to explore the whole museum and everything else it has to offer (which I highly recommend — it’s full of exhibits that appeal to both kids and adults)!

The workshop takes place in the museum’s lower-level Atrium, which, for those new to the National Postal Museum, is full of various postal transports from over the years, including a real train car, semi-truck (yes, kids can climb in and pretend to drive!), a horse-drawn carriage, and airplanes hanging from the ceiling. The layout of the card-making stations and supply tables fosters sharing, friendliness and a sense of community. And the museum’s pleasant staff and volunteers are always available to answer questions, provide examples of beautiful completed cards, or help in any other way.

In this modern, digital era, a handmade card can be hard to come by, so this event offers a perfect way for kids to express their love for friends and family with a heartfelt note of affection and appreciation. They can also experience firsthand the satisfaction of crafting their very own unique creations from start to finish, and the pure joy of giving that creation to someone special.

Valentine’s Day Card Workshop
Where: National Postal Museum | 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, DC
When: February 9 & 10, 10am – 4pm
Admission: FREE


This post is sponsored by the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, however, I only promote events, programs, and places that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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Make Your Own Valentines at the National Postal Museum this Weekend!



Love will be in the air at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum’s annual Valentine’s Day Card Workshop this weekend! On both Saturday and Sunday, February 10-11, guests of all ages are welcome to the free, open-house event to get creative and have fun while making one-of-a-kind greetings for next week’s special day.

The museum provides all the supplies, including patterned papers, rubber stamps, gems and other 3-D embellishments, special cut-out scissors, washi tape, stickers, markers of every color (with a surplus of red and pink!), and more. Kids and adults alike will have a great time using it all to design their cards — and we know this from firsthand experience having attended several times!

Sasha making a Valentine for a special someone at a past workshop

Once finished, cards can be placed in envelopes, then addressed and adorned with a distinctive National Postal Museum postmark at the museum’s stamp store. Even better, kids will love dropping their cards into an official USPS mailbox decorated to exactly resemble SpongeBob SquarePants.

Plan to explore the whole museum while you’re there. The workshop takes place in the lower-level Atrium, which is full of postal transports from over the years — a real train car, semi-truck (that kids can climb in and pretend to drive!), a horse-drawn carriage, and airplanes hanging from the ceiling. And there’s much more to enjoy in the rest of the galleries.

In this modern, digital era, a handmade card can be hard to come by! This event is a perfect environment for kids to express their love for friends and family with a heartfelt note of affection and appreciation. The layout of the card-making stations and supply tables fosters sharing, friendliness and a sense of community. They can also experience the satisfaction of crafting their very own unique creations from start to finish, and the pure joy of giving that creation to someone special.

Valentine’s Day Card Workshop
Where: National Postal Museum
Address: 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, WDC
When: February 10 & 11, 10am – 4pm
Admission: FREE


This post is sponsored by the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, however, I only promote events, programs, and places that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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