Three years ago, before the hugs, I wanted to show loved ones how much I care so I began simply by sending them little red paper hearts. Like in grade school, I cut each out of construction paper. Then I sealed them in plain envelopes and mailed them without a return address.
In the days leading up to February 14, 2011, my favorite valentines - 35 of them - received the little hearts from a secret admirer. When the holiday arrived, I emailed them a link to a blog post to reveal the sender and tell them how I feel.
I think they are the bees knees.
Right now, you are loved by more people than you can imagine.
They are out there, perhaps all over the world, wishing you the best of everything that life can bring.
These hearts are a reminder that you are loved, always.
One of my valentines called the other day.
Her three year-old daughter has gotten the heart-making bug, so much so that she now has 300 in a variety of colors and sizes!
Did I want them?
This is where you come in.
I have hundreds of little paper hearts waiting to spread their love. I need your help finding fun ways to do that.
Is there someone in your life who needs to know how special he or she is? Send me their mailing address! Include your address too...
Know an organization that could use some extra love, or have another creative idea? Please share it in the comments section. We can get a brainstorm going!
These hearts may be small but what is behind them is bigger than one person or one hug.
They may be just what someone needs, right when they need it the most.
Let's give that this Valentine's Day.
Help me share some love, and know how much I love you, too.