Have you ever wonder what it would be like if we exchanged Valentine's and candy at work with co-workers like we did in elementary school with our classmates? You're probably thinking, "Ewww. Weird," but I'm only asking the because believe it or not, I got to have that very experience this week when my teammates (with the idea led by Lauren of Laurel Rose Design!) agreed to the idea of a throwback old-school style Valentine's celebration complete with "mailboxes" to deliver the Valentines at each of our desks. Sure this all sounds very silly for a bunch of serious corporate professionals but...
What do you think happened when said 'serious corporate professionals' had to make and pass out Valentine's to their peers?
Well before I can answer that, I need to share the precious DIY Valentine that I came up with, behold!
WHOOPIE CUSHIONS! GENIUS! YES! ....
Who doesn't love the simple playfulness of a little Whoopie?! That and/or perhaps my brain is wired to go to fart jokes?! Could very well be true :)
Since this was a work thing, I didn't want my DIY Valentine to take too long to put together because after all, I did have a lot of a lot of actual work to get done ;) I thought it's got to be something fun that I could write on and the message could be something Valentines-y themed but still funny/cheeky (work appropriate still of course!). I also then remembered that Target sells 5 packs of Whoopie Cushions in their Spritz party/entertaining aisle for $5 so I swung into Target and grabbed a few!
After that, I just grabbed a plain old black Sharpie and started writing the most perfect Valentine's Day message that could ever be written on a Whoopie Cushion...
So what happened when we all came together to pass out our Valentine's card creations? Much to everyone's surprise and delight, we ended up with some of the most creative, HUMOROUS, surprising, and uniquely designed Valentine's that I've ever seen! Each card had a personal wink unique to the individual that made them giving even the simplest card (like a Whoopie Cushion with fart jokes written on it with a black Sharpie) a very thoughtful touch ;)
Lastly and most importantly, I also have to say that I appreciated the fact that this little throwback V-day celebration gave us a moment to pause and laugh together as a team. I think all 'serious corporate professionals' need more of that!
Now I'd love to know - what did YOU think?