This year we found some really cool heart balloons (FYI Londoners – only £1 at Tesco for a pack!) and we are planning on handing these out to people that we come across today, or simply those that pass by our front door!
Would love to hear more ideas so please send them in 🙂
Last year we took these post it notes with us and gave them to teachers (some we just wrote Happy Valentine’s Day, and where we knew them, we wrote a note on the other side as to why we appreciated them), and then when we went out we gave them to everyone we could – the children’s swimming instructors, the guy at the till at the shop, friends we ran into, and lastly the kids stuck them on random car windows as a pleasant surprise for when they got back!
All in all an amazing feel-good day, with lots of smiles and Awwws 🙂
We have previously covered good deeds and the benefits, as well as random acts of kindness. So this year, why not use Valentine’s day as a fun excuse to go out and spread love in the neighbourhood?!
A few ideas coming up 🙂
One year we drew a heart wishing everyone a Happy V day and with a message to spread the love with chalk on the pavement outside our house, and watched from behind the window as people walked by, stopped and smiled 🙂
So just to add an important point on the topic of love languages, of which as we have seen there are plenty of examples in Islam too…
I am sure if you have gone through the different ones, there will have been one that may have stood out for you as being one you love receiving! Now…put that one aside! No really, because the reason why there are so called ‘communication’ breakdowns is because what tends to happen is that we tend to give to our loved ones the love language WE love to receive! But they may be speaking another love language altogether!
So the key here is to figure out which one you think THEY appreciate the most – do they seem to really respond to when you tell them how much you appreciate them, or when you go out of your way to make them a thoughtful gift? Do they really connect with you when you spend time with them, or when you do the small everyday acts of service for them?
We all need all of them, so don’t feel like if you’ve covered one, that’s it But do try and think which one your spouse, child, friend, etc may like the most, and go out of your way to do it for them!
P.S. Then take a minute or two to be cheeky – explain love languages to them and tell them what YOU really like receiving 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day!