Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend with their loved ones, whether it be your husband, children, or even a pet!  :)  Many of you know that I am a physical therapist at a nursing home in my hometown.  I love to incorporate my love of handmade items into my workplace in anyway I can.  For this post, I wanted to share a picture of a Valentine's day craft that I did with a group of residents at my nursing home.  I used a 12x12 scrapbook paper, cut into four 6x6 squares.  Each individual square was cut into a triangle with my paper cutter so that it would make a pendant shape.  The residents had so much fun gluing the letters onto the red pendants and punching confetti with my large and small heart-shaped punches.  While doing these tasks, we shared love stories about our spouses, "first kiss" stories, favorite love songs -  all while enjoying hot chocolate topped with heart shaped marshmallows!  This was a small part of their week when they were able to forget about their physical ailments and just be themselves.  Unfortunately, privacy laws prohibit me from posting pictures of these residents and their proud, smiling faces with their crafts but believe me, we accomplished a lot of therapy that day besides the physical part that I had planned! 

Happy Valentine's Day from me to you!

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