I really appreciate Chick-fil-A. From their yummy food, to their strong Christian values and encouragement (my grandkids have been so blessed by their WINSHAPE summer camp), to their fun projects and activities that are great for grandparents and grandchildren, to their care and concern for all their customers including those with special allergy needs, they are a true blessing to each of our communities and families. I had thought this for some time, but even more so this week as I read about various Chick-fil-A restaurants that have been wonderful at encouragement for senior citizens living in assisted care facilities.
Chick-fil-A Concord Commons collected toiletries, bath products, slippers, etc. at Christmas for their local assisted living facility. Other Chick-fil-A's, including one of our favorites, is collecting handmade Valentine greetings cards to give to the residents at local assisted living centers. What a HEART-felt and sweet idea for Valentine's Day. As soon as I heard about it, I knew what my Valentine's Day project with my local grandkids was going to be – AND what fun photos for Sweet Shot Tuesday and Rednesday!
I grabbed a package of my cheap white printer paper
Some old stickers – Valentine's Day AND Christmas Foam Stickers (foamies, for short), along with some other stickers from past projects
And even printed out some of the cute Happy Valentines clipart from Trina and Friends, that I thought might be fun for both pictures and borders –
Then I turned my grandkids loose on them. Of course, the best laid plans of mice, men and granny nannies. The granddaughter loved the frilly clip art and pictures, but the grandboys went with snowmen and UFOs. 🙂 Still, they had fun, they were easy crafts for the kids (not to mention the seniors granny nanny helping them 😉 ), the results are cute, and our hearts are happy.
We dropped these off at Chick-Fil-A well before their deadline (for us, the deadline is 2/10) and drove off with a Coke Zero for granny nanny, fries for the boys, and a happy feeling in our hearts. What a great way to spend a Sweet Shot Tuesday and a Lovely Rednesday, full of delightful family memories! How about you? Got any fun Valentine's Day activities for grandparents and grandchildren to share? We'd love to hear. 🙂