Send us your handmade valentines, win a $50 gift card

Remember the valentines of yesteryear?

Handmade creations covered with glitter, buttons and lace doilies have since taken a backseat to eGreetings and generic cards from big-box stores.

This Valentine’s Day, we’d like to see you get crafty. And we’ve got a $50 Heritage Hills gift card to inspire your creative inner Cupid.

Break out the construction paper and glue and go to town with sequins, ribbons, fabric and yarn.

Snap a photo of your valentine and submit it via the online form at by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 6.

We’ll then open up voting to the public from Feb. 7 to 11:59 p.m. Feb. 13. The crowd favorite will be announced at Feb. 14.

If you’d like to donate your valentine, it can be hand-delivered to the York Daily Record/Sunday News, 1891 Loucks Road, West Manchester Township. A dropbox will be available in the main lobby from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 13.

All collected valentines will be donated to the York Hospital NICU staff and patients Feb. 14.

Questions? Email Smart editor April Trotter at or call 717-771-2030.

April Trotter

Editor of Smart. NEPA transplant. Penn State and Shippensburg grad. Kickball and craft beer enthusiast. Collector of cardigans. "Bennie and the Jets" fanatic. Contact me at, at "Smart magazine" on Facebook, @SmartMagPA on Twitter or by phone at 717-771-2030.

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5 Responses

  1. Britteny B. says:

    Great idea for a contest. Unfortunately, I have no use for a prize that promotes the business of an owner who attempted to use scare tactics with his employees to promote his chosen presidential candidate.
    Thanks, but no thanks.

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