Updated: Feb 1, 2021
Odd Tonic invites you, the Odd Tonic community, to keep the new year spooky by helping us continue to transform Valentine's Day into the 2nd Most Gothic Holiday of the Year! How? With our Secret, Gothic Valentine Exchange! Intrigued? Read on...
If any holiday needs a Gothic overhaul, it's Valentine's Day. Why give a dozen fresh roses when, instead, you can present your Valentine with a collection of dead roses that have gathered upon the grave of your former lover, swept away by the sea 13 years ago? Now, THAT'S sentiment! And sure, candy is dandy, but nothing truly says "I only have eyes for you," than a heart shaped box filled with an exquisite selection of prosthetic glass eyes from 16th century Venice!
Don't be caught with an empty mailbox this February 14th! Or worse... be saddled with a boring, normal Valentine! Star-crossed, romantic tragedy and passionately dark creativity can be delivered to YOU this Valentine's Day.
Send and Receive a Secret, Gothic Valentine
In the vein of "Secret Santa", Odd Tonic is organizing a Secret, Gothic Valentine Exchange for Odd Tonic community members! If you sign up, you will be assigned a random Odd Tonic community member whom you will snail-mail a small, creative, Gothic Valentine of platonic appreciation* and a mysterious, random group member will do the same for you! (If an uneven number of people sign up, Maxwell and Jennifer will even the count by sending a Valentine, too!)
Fill out the form below, no quill or wax seal required! If Valentine's Day is usually a dark and foreboding experience for you, make this THIS year's a kind of dark and foreboding you'll love!
NOTICE: SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU!
*Valentines can be anything from a handmade card to a small, spooky craft project! Need motif inspiration? Try this: Odd Tonic Valentines Board. All Valentines need to be mailed in a timely manner, so that they will be received by 2/14/21, at the latest. Kindly remember, the Valentine theme is "Gothic," "Victorian Gothic," or anything that falls into Odd Tonic's celebration of "Weird History, Strange Science, and the Paranormal." Contemporary true crime, serial killers, and gore are not appropriate themes for this purposely Gothic exchange. Ornate poison rings are, of course, exempt.
Sign up closes 2/1/21 and assigned Valentine's will be handed out shortly after so check your email and spam folder. Though you don't get your assignment until February 1st, you can start crafting and scheming the moment you sign up.
Disclaimer: The Odd Tonic Secret, Gothic Valentine Exchange is not a match-making activity. It is only for light-hearted entertainment, with a platonic sentiment. Please don't be gross, nasty, or creepy-in-a-bad-way with your Valentine. Do not send anything potentially dangerous. If you have any questions, please Private Message Jennifer or Maxwell on Facebook!