This year is my favorite Valentine’s Day.
For Friday field trip today I am sharing the reason why.
I don’t have any big dinner plans…I didn’t receive a romantic gift…
I was given the opportunity to create and deliver fresh flower arrangements to residents of senior living facilities in my hometown.
The arrangements were created by some of the members of my garden club. With some basic flower choices from a local wholesaler and some miscellaneous containers collected by members, arrangements were lovingly put together one night this week.
The gals got together – clippers and gloves in hand – enjoying conversation and indulging in refreshments homemade by some of the members.
There is such a joy in giving Valentines to people that may not otherwise receive them, and although I did not personally know any of the residents receiving the gifts of flowers, strong connections to all the nursing facilities visited made the impact of the gesture very real to me.
If you belong to a garden club, consider adding this activity to your calendar for next year :)…if you don’t belong to a garden club, think about inviting a group of friends over next February for a special Valentine activity. Cute containers can be collected all year at yard sales or from flower arrangements you receive. (Just remember to keep the arrangements small since there is usually limited space in resident rooms. Also, call the residence in advance to find out about any special needs.)
Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful evening. Here is my Valentine gift to you…the best ‘set the mood’ songs of all time! Enjoy!
Here in the Northeast we are again getting blanketed with snow. Luckily, the Valentine’s Day arrangements have all been safely delivered. :)
Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie