Actions Speak Louder than Words

posted on February 6, 2010 by  |  posted under Valentine's Day  |  12 Comments

heart pass along
heart pass along

 Actions speak louder than words!

A simple way to SHOW the valentines in your life that you love them – service.

We started a Valentine tradition in our family a couple years ago where we do service for each other to show our love.  I made a heart bean bag for everyone in the family.  After you do a service for someone in the family, you leave the heart to show something was done, but they don’t know who did it.  When you receive a heart you have one day to think of something to do for someone else in the family.  We start this a week or two before Valentine’s Day so the hearts are constantly being shifted around.  It is fun to try and guess who served you – sometimes it gets figured out and sometimes it doesn’t, but either way you know someone was thinking of you and tried to make your life a little easier!

It can be as simple as making the bed for someone you love…

heart pass along

Now go serve your Valentines  – even if you don’t leave a heart – guaranteed they will feel LOVED!

For more ideas on fun things to do for Valentine’s Day see this post or this post.

    1. February 6th, 2010 at 9:57 am
      Jen says:
      I've heard about this idea and love it! My friend found foam hearts at Wal-Mart to use for this!
    2. February 6th, 2010 at 7:27 pm
      Tracy says:
      Oh I love this idea and it makes me eager for my kids to get older so we can do this in our house! Teaching our children service is so important and who better to serve than those you love most. Thanks for sharing this wonderful family tradition of yours.
    3. February 6th, 2010 at 7:59 pm
      Diane {} says:
      Great idea!
    4. February 7th, 2010 at 12:50 am
      stacy says:
      Love it! A fun new tradition...I'm starting tomorrow! Thank you, Missy, for always posting such great ideas!
    5. February 8th, 2010 at 11:50 am
      Nesleirbag says:
      This little secret game that family members play with each other could lead to addiction to serving each other. How clever!
    6. February 8th, 2010 at 12:42 pm
      Margot says:
      Love the idea. As always, timely and perfect. And these hearts and service are 'one size fits all' since everyone in the family can contribute something.
    7. February 9th, 2010 at 10:45 am
      Jennifer says:
      What a FABULOUS idea!
    8. February 17th, 2010 at 5:09 pm
      Carol says:
      That is one of the sweetest traditions I've ever heard of!
    9. January 15th, 2012 at 8:57 pm
      Cristi says:
      LOVE this idea. I am going to do it in our home!
    10. March 7th, 2012 at 2:51 pm
      Crystal says:
      I have done this but at Christmas time using a gingerbread person. The kids love it!
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