WITH VALENTINE’S DAY only days away, I hope you’re thinking sweet surprises for those you love.
Flowers/chocolate/a fun evening out with my sweetie all work for me. Most of all, I just want a reminder of how much I am loved.
If you’re looking for a really fun, and non-traditional, way to share the love, consider Operation Heart Attack. Those of you who have followed me for awhile may remember this operation carried out by my husband and me on the evening of February 13, 2014.
We parked near the houses of two friends and, in the cover of darkness, planted paper hearts in their front yards. Yes, in the snow. Thirty-five hearts in each yard. Two hearts included the messages: “Happy Valentine’s Day!” and “You’ve been heart attacked!”
We purposely chose young families to heart attack, knowing their kids would love this special Valentine’s Day greeting. They did.
I think we got as much out of giving as they did receiving. Yes, our friends figured out that we had heart attacked them.
I’d encourage you to share the love this Valentine’s Day in this creative way. I guarantee, you will make someone surprisingly happy.
Bonus: The families we heart attacked pulled the paper hearts from their yards and heart attacked two more families.
© Copyright 2015 Audrey Kletscher Helbling