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Once, for Easter, I made my mother a going-to-church pillbox hat—out of aluminum foil and Christmas ribbons. My big sister helped me with the gluing—and didn’t break it to me that Mom probably wouldn’t be wearing the hat at all, let alone in public. But my mother did try it on, and she carefully put it away in a hatbox in her closet. For all I know, she’s still got it. You can’t get that kind of love from anyone else—and you wouldn’t want to, now would you? But if you want to inspire high-level devotion in your significant other without significant shopping, the handmade keepsake may be the way to go. The folks at First Class Inc. will help you with the folding—and not break it to you if your artwork’s not fit for the public eye—when they sponsor a “Create an Origami Valentine” workshop with Glen Echo National Park artist in residence Alana Marbury Hunter at 7 p.m. at First Class Inc., 1726 20th St. NW. $30. For reservations call (202) 797-5102. (Caroline Schweiter)