I had a completely different post planned for today, but then yesterday I saw this post from Andrea at Momfessionals and knew I had to switch things up.
While we’re prepping valentines for school and making heart shaped food at home, let’s not forget that there are sweet kiddos out there who will be spending Valentine’s Day in the hospital. They need some Valentine’s Day love too!
In her post, Andrea collected the information for ten children’s hospitals nationwide who allow you to go online and create an e-Valentine to send to patients at their hospital. Since she was so kind to do all the work, I’m not going to do it again. Just click here and scroll down to see the list of hospital links to click on. For some hospitals, there are companies that will donate $1 for every Valentine sent!
I did all ten hospitals, and it only took me about five minutes. And then I held my sweet, healthy girls on my lap and went through the list again and let them each pick a valentine to send. So we sent 30 valentines in less than half an hour!
It was great practice for Lucy for spelling and typing her name. She typed “Lucy Kissel” over and over again!
If you’ve got a few spare minutes at your desk today, are looking for something to do at home if school has been cancelled due to the weather, or want a sweet activity to do with your kiddos tonight before bed, I think this would be a great act of kindness to consider.
Valentine’s Day isn’t all about roses and chocolates.
It’s a day to remind people that they are loved and cared for. The kindness of strangers can go a long way!
Happy Valentine’s Day from our family to yours!
PS . . . It’s too late for Valentine’s Day, but don’t forget about Cards for Hospitalized Kids for other holidays throughout the year.