This evening, my friend and I did our St. Valentine's good deed by making Valentine's Day cards for kids in the hospital. For "Valentines for Kids," you create simple Valentine's Day cards for kids who are in the hospital on Valentine's Day and send them in the mail.
Late this afternoon, we went to the store to pick up some heart-shaped stickers and colorful construction paper and then headed back to the dorm to create our homemade Valentines. Listening to the music of Aaron Copland, Max Bruch, and Ralph Vaughan Williams and drinking a nice cup of steaming hot tea, my friend and I filled an envelope full of beautifully decorated Valentines. A wide variety of red, purple, and pink hearts cluttered our cards as we poured our creative and artistic abilities into such a small but hopefully powerful good deed. All of my cards contained the same generic message that could be used for any person no matter what age or gender. "Happy Valentine's Day! You are loved." It's such a simple message, but somehow, I feel it can mean so much to anyone.
"You are loved." Everyone wants to be cared for. Everyone wants to know that they are loved. Write someone a Valentine's Day card. It doesn't have to be romantic or sappy or overly sentimental. It just has to be from the heart and let them know that you care.