The last couple of years on Valentine’s Day, the kids have put together homemade valentines for the widows and widowers in our church family. They put up no fight putting them together and actually quite enjoy it. On the other hand, the most important side of this, is that they learn to be a servant and think about other people’s feelings. The widows and widowers are so excited to get these homemade valentines from the kids each year. I don’t write about this to be boastful or put myself above anybody else…I sincerely write about this to give you an idea of something very simple and easy to do with your kids that instills so much into their hearts and souls. Just by doing a very small, simple act you can help your kids be a better servant throughout their life and you also melt the hearts of some very sweet men and women who deserve a little extra love this time of year.
All it takes are some paper hearts, Valentine-ish stickers, and any other little embellishment that you can find for a cheap price. It literally only took the kids about 20 to 30 minutes to make about 40 Valentines. In our congregation we have 38 widows and widowers. The kids made a few extra for a few other couples that they are close to as well.
Another little tradition that we do around each holiday is to make treats for their Bible class teachers, the elders, secretaries, and the preachers of our congregation. It’s usually something very simple, very cheap to make, yet very delicious. The picture above are the small bags of caramel popcorn that we gave out this year. The kids love to pass the bags out to those we have on our list.
Our preacher’s wife, Cindy has a blog and she has several articles involving things that you can do with your kids to make them better servants. I suggest you go and read a few of those. They are simple things that can instill so much into their little hearts. The following link, is one that involves widows specifically.
We hope you and your family have a wonderful Valentine’s Day this year. Remember to take a little time out of your life to show someone a little extra love this year that you might have originally overlooked. Happy Valentine’s Day!