Valentine's Day is swiftly approaching, and with all of the love and good feelings that abound, it makes sense that you'd want to cultivate some of those vibes into doing something for others. Short of gifting every kid in your child's class an extra Peppa Pig card, there are plenty of places to send Valentine's Day cards to brighten someone else's day.
The range of causes represented by these charities is vast, from sending cards to military members, to children with cancer, to refugees across the globe. For these charities, cards and handwritten notes are a labor of love. They represent something essential to the human experience — connection. While a valentine might seem like it's something unimportant, or even a bit flippant, it's not. It's a moment in time that tells a person someone is thinking about them. Someone cares enough to make the effort.
To someone who is feeling alone and isolated, that could mean a lot, and it could have a profound impact on their day. Having your children help make or design the cards teaches them that there is value inherent in letting others know that they are important, and that someone cares.