Friday, February 14, 2014

Loving Your Neighbor on Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day, and the schools are closed because after all of the waiting, the snow arrived. Oh, did it arrive.

There will be no passing out scratch and sniff Valentines to an entire class today. No reason to gather up maraschino cherries for your contribution to the preschool sundae party. Heck, there's not even a good reason to get dressed.

But today is a perfect day to love your neighbor. Your real neighbor, the one who actually lives next to you.

We've been trying to love our neighbors more this week, and here 's what it looks like.

Grab all kids within yelling distance and shove them down a steep road on a sled. Tell them if a car comes to bail into the ditch.



Make giant love notes on poster board.


Put your love notes on Shish Kabob sticks and tie ribbon around the base of the heart.



Sneak over to your neighbor's house and stick the notes all over their yard. Believe me, it looked better than this, but it is hard to snap a picture of your neighbor's house while driving. Additional note: Inspiration for this idea came from here. Yes, I realize how much better their yard of love notes looks.


To keep this theme going, here are other fun Valentine finds:

Love Your Neighbor Pinterest Board

A Free Printable Valentine Study on Loving Your Neighbor

Write a love letter to someone you don't know

Check out this Doing Good as a Family Pinterest Board

Not in the mood to read? Flip through these pictures that show how their families define love.

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Talk to me about Valentine's Day. Tell me how you celebrate it or if you celebrate it. Tell me if you love your neighbors or if you find it hard to like them.

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10 comments:

lisa said...

Yeah! A snow day. I was hoping :) Awesome stuff. And that is a beautiful road snow covered. Happy Valentines' Day.

Lisa said...

Cute ideas, Amy! Enjoy the snow. :)

amelia said...

Love notes all over the yard! I love it!

lori mcclure said...

You are so awesome, and I love you to pieces my dear, sweet friend. Still praying...

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

LOVE!!!

Jill Richardson said...

We celebrate it by having a scavenger hunt for a small gift, eating a pink and red themed dinner (um, spaghetti. It's already red. Just dye the noodle water), eating red velvet cake, and using our table cloth I made with scripture verses about love all over it. Of course, more often than not, I am the one scrambling at the last minute because I forgot all about getting all this ready. I love the hearts.

Jennifer Peterson said...

Great ideas!! Love this! Love the big hearts... next year for sure.

Courtney said...

So fun! Wish I was your neighbor! We do love our neighbors. Feel very blessed to be surrounded by kind folks.

Melody said...

Oh.my.word…that is adorable!!!!!! Love that idea. We went next door to visit with our neighbor who is elderly and struggling with health these days. Just a short "hello and we love you" visit. What are the chances of it snowing next year on Valentine's Day because I really want to do the heart thing.

Mindy Whipple said...

Loving your actual neighbors - yes!!! Valentine's Day is our wedding anniversary. We started dating in February so wanted to get married that month and that particular year Valentine' Day was on a Saturday and it was the day my husband chose. So yeah, I know it is not necessarily politically correct to bask in love on Valentine's Day but for us it's a day of celebration for sure : )

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