Valentine's Day sometimes get short-changed at our house because it's also my oldest daughter's birthday. This year I'm working on making the day a little more special for my kids and focusing on what we can do to make the day special for others as well, so I thought I'd share a couple of ideas for the Love, Sweet Love edition
One group of people that often gets left out of all the Valentine's hoopla is senior citizens. Last year for Valentine's Day, our church presented each of the widow ladies in attendance with a beautiful single red rose that had a poem attached to it. Several of the ladies had tears in their eyes. I'm sure they really miss their husbands on Valentine's Day! This year our family will be going to a local nursing home on Valentine's Day. The children will sing songs and deliver hand-made Valentines. We don't take sweet treats, as many seniors have restricted diets, but the residents sure do appreciate a little card and a smile from a young person.
Can't think of an inexpensive gift for an older friend or neighbor? We made some envelopes out of white paper and placed a few individually wrapped tea bags inside. For those who like candles, you could place a scented votive in the envelope.
Now matter how old someone is, they always appreciate a visit, a smile, a kind word, and a little something that says, "I care about you!"
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