Be my Valentine

Saying I love you is a little bit easier when everybody is doing it. Hearing it gives a very disillusioning holiday a little more heart. 2013 marks the second February that Pocket Productions has bathed the city in free valentines. This year had an important twist on a new tradition, though.

Over the course of several weeks, artists and non-artists alike submitted their doodles of hearts to Pocket Productions. "Like love, the lucky hearts will be chosen at random," stated the call for doodlers. Well, we chose them all. On Valentines Day, the local coffee shops in Columbia donned free cards with each of the doodles printed on them. Thank you to everyone who participated either through doodling, giving, or feeling good as a result of this heart warming project. Everyone who wanted a little extra love in the form of a free valentine printed by Pocket Productions received a card that reminded the recipient, "you are loved."

Alfred Kern, Amethyst Ayer, Andre Buckland, Compton, Gadson Bennett, Jamie Stevens, Jason Ayer, Julie Medlin, Karen Hill, Katherine Lalima, Rachel Onley, Richland County Public Library, Ron Marsh, Sandra Moscato, Tanja Keller, Dr. Will Moreau Goins

Alfred Kern

Amethyst Ayer

Andre Buckland


Gadson Bennett

Jamie Stevens

Jason Ayer

Julie Medlin

Karen Hill

Katherine Lalima

Rachel Onley

Richland County Public Library

Ron Marsh

Sandra Moscato

Tanja Keller

Dr. Will Moreau Goins