So Valentine’s Day isn’t until tomorrow, but since I post Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, today will be the finale of my Valentine series of blog posts.
Well, a thought that occurred to me this year that never even crossed my mind any other year was how some people once had a Valentine everyday, and then never had them again. I think it was when I was packing up an order to ship. At our store, you can leave a special message from the sender to the buyer, that we hand write. This note was along the lines of: “Happy Valentine’s Day. Dad would’ve wanted you to enjoy these.”
This kind of hit me in the stomach. I never thought about how sometimes people lose their Valentine. So this year, my valentine and I decided to put together some valentines for others.
We got some sugar cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, fun dip, and just a few other things to make an assortment of candy. We made up some really nice baskets to bring to a local nursing home, for the people that have unfortunately lost their lifelong valentine.
This was a real rewarding thing for us to do. It didn’t cost us much. It was something we got to do together, and brought a lot of fun and happiness.
I just wanted to share this to inspire others to think about someone in your life who might be a little lonely this year. And together we can help let everyone know that they’re loved.
A few good places to start are
- Nursing homes
- Police families
- Military families
- Aunts or uncles
- Friends who had a bad breakup
Valentine’s Day is a day full of love. Spread a little more than usual, and you will receive a whole lot in return. Thanks for reading.