Friday, February 8, 2008

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

One of my favorite things about Valentine's Day is making and delivering Valentines. Twice a month, I'm in charge of activities for a group of 8-11-year-old girls from my church. We've made it our tradition over the past couple of years to make and deliver Valentines to some of the widows and other single women from our congregation. It's just a small gesture, but one that has brought a lot of joy to people who might otherwise be forgotten on Valentine's Day. As we drove around delivering the cards today, I was so touched as I watched one woman smile in delight and then walk out onto her porch to give each of the girls a big hug! Smiles and warm hearts all around, I tell ya! Here are some shots of the Valentine-making process today.

23 comments:

Sharon said...

I tried it last year and it felt like pulling teeth. My boys are not into it and get distracted so easily. I'm glad you got better results.

Toni said...

Beautiful colors!! great idea taking ppictures of doing this. I want to get some like this toO! tfs.

Lauren said...

What a wonderful project to be involved with, and I'll bet the girls were just as delighted giving the cards as the women were receiving them!

Chell said...

Oh what a great festure. Being one of those single women I can say it does mean a lot when someone does something like that.

Great pictures..

Kari said...

What a nice thing to do!

Becky said...

Pretty colors! What a great idea, too!

pakosta said...

wow!
ambitious!
and FUN!
i made digital ones and had them printed and my girls are going to tape a sucker on the back SIMPLE LOL!

tara

Yvonne said...

What a great idea! And what a great way to bring joy to these woman!

Mom2Drew said...

Oh wow...you're da' bomb!! These are terrific, love the documentation!

Jess said...

That's awesome! I bet they felt SO good to make others happy like that. My ds's religion class made valentines to pass out at the nursing home here, I thought that was SO nice!

Gypsy Girl said...

That is so nice what a great project. They look like they came out real pretty

HLIP said...

That touched my heart. What a wonderful thing to do.

I love craft time.

Laurie

Amy said...

What a sweet project to be involved in, I'm sure it is very rewarding! My girls are homeschooled and I think exchanging Valentines is something they really miss, maybe we could do something like this. Your photos are really nice, I like all of the color.

April said...

Those are adorable!! I just bought the dinky little disney princess valentines cards for my daughter, and i've been itchin' to make some instead. I think i might just do it cause homemade ones are so so cute!!

Stacey said...

How sweet! What a kind thought

Kelly said...

Sometimes the smallest gestures g the largest results. I am sure the girls made these woman's day, week and month. Wonderful that you are teaching them to reach out.

Deborah said...

That is so sweet! How awesome of you for volunteering your time!

Danielle said...

So fun I love opportunities to serve like that. I think it's great to teach the girls at such a young age.

amazing grace said...

that is SO SWEET of you! i am sure the ladies love them! very fun!

Nicole said...

Wonderful idea and so cool that you captured it all. The bags look really nice.

Mandy said...

That is just SO nice of you! I bet they really appreciate it. Great shots!

jaw515 said...

I really like the one of her cutting. What a great idea, Margaret. If I ever get that calling I may have to steal it.

summerbl4ck said...

what a great project. and great shots