While going out to a fancy dinner and enjoying a box of chocolates or the aroma of fresh flowers is a nice way to spend Valentine’s Day, every once in a while it's fun to try something different. These less traditional ideas might make for an extra special memory.
Cooking a meal together could be the start of a new tradition. Working together to create a delicious meal, mixing ingredients, laughing and talking while you cook gives you quality time together and a fabulous dinner.
If you enjoy the meal, you can even write the recipe on an index card, decorate the card together, and give it to Valley of the Sun United Way to share the love of an easy recipe with a family who may not have easy access to new recipes.
Make an impression on your loved one by creating a bouquet for them! You could make a brooch bouquet by going to a local antique shop and gathering pretty and unusual pieces to put together a beautiful gift. Making a gift like this means putting time and effort into their present and supporting a local business.
If you’re looking for a way to share love by benefiting your community, you can give to a cause by donating or volunteering. Help people in Maricopa County by giving to Valley of the Sun United Way, a non-profit organization, dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty for families and children. You are ensuring families have a roof over their heads, food on their table and that children succeed. This is a great idea for families to show children how to love their community.
We hope these ideas help you make new memories with your loved ones.