This Valentine’s Day, spread friendship and kindness to those that might not be experiencing the joy of love throughout the year. Spend your day sparking some change in your local community. These activities will be sure to show you that Valentine’s Day is a call to love everyone around you and that a token of love can be more than just a red and pink card.
1) Donate your Quinceanera dress to a girl in need
Help a young girl feel like a princess during her Quinceanera or homecoming dance. Donate your dress or look for evening gown dresses that might otherwise be gathering dust in your closet. You can host a dress drop-off at your school or church, or you can contact a local organization to donate a dress.
2) Bake cookies for your elderly neighbors
Whip up some sugar cookies, add royal icing in pink or red and deliver them in pretty packages to your neighbors. They will appreciate the sentiment that you took the time to think of them during this Valentine’s Day.
3) Plant a tree
Dig some love up this Valentine’s Day. Take your best friends, crush or family to a local park or community garden and plant some trees. You can decorate the branches by hanging little paper hearts on each twig. Call your city’s parks and recreation department to get permission to plant your garden of love before you grab that rake.
4) Make cards for a local senior center
Grab your girlfriends and make Valentine’s Day cards for the elderly patients at your local senior center. You can cut out hearts from construction paper, outline words on your cards in glitter, or make paper heart garlands to hang around the senior center. You’ll feel great knowing the cards are going towards a good cause.
5) Volunteer at a local pet shelter
Animals, especially those at animal shelters, need love all year round. Find a local pet shelter and ask if you can volunteer for a day to feed the animals, walk the dogs or help out at the front desk. Some pet shelters allow volunteers to read to dogs as a form of soothing therapy for these canine friends.
Whatever you end of doing for Valentine’s Day, make sure to leave a little bit of love wherever you go Quince girl!