February
10

How To Spread Love this Valentine’s Day –

Nothing says “I love you” better than reading to your young children and spreading kindness through giving back.

Open up one of these books and create sweet memories this Valentine’s Day.

Love Is, by Diane Adams; illustrated by Claire Keane

“Perfect for any fond gift or tender moment, this story of a girl and a duckling who share a touching year together will melt hearts old and young. In this tenderly funny book, girl and duckling grow in their understanding of what it is to care for each other, discovering that love is as much about letting go as it is about holding tight.”

 

I’ll Love You Always, by Mark Sperring; illustrated by Alison Brown

How long will I love you? If you need to know, I’ll tuck you in tightly, then whisper it low . . .

This moving declaration will reassure little ones that such a special love lasts through days, weeks, months, years, and far, far beyond!

Perfect for snuggling in to read together, I’ll Love You Always is a beautiful rhyming promise of love from Mark Sperring brought to sweetest life by bestselling illustrator Alison Brown, and is perfect to share with anyone you’ll love . . .

always.”


 

Or consider spreading love this Valentine’s Day by giving back – 

  • “Remember Those Who Serve You. In the spirit of service, think of all those people who make your life easier and more convenient — every single day. Give a thank-you card to the bus driver or the barista who serves you your latte. Personally thank the janitor who keeps your office or campus clean, or the people who pick up your trash. Leave your waiter an extra tip, and smile — big — at the gas station attendant.”
  • “Send Love Letters. Not just to your sweetheart, but to people and organizations that are doing good things for the world. Tell them why you respect and appreciate their work, and that they really do make a difference. If you’re feeling extra romantic, include a donation in the envelope.”
  • “Love the Environment. Don’t say it with flowers — unless they’re organic. Buy fresh organic blooms from your local farmer’s market, or send a bunch from Organic Bouquet, which donates 10 percent to charities like CARE, the Global Fund for Women, and the American Red Cross.”

by meredith