Do you know … someone with Down Syndrome?

If you ever have seen these beautiful people and smiled and said “Hello!” You’d have a loyal and sweet friend!

People born with Downs Syndrome are kind, bright, loyal, funny, gifted and special.

Best part they are so LOVEABLE! 🥰 and want to be loved just like you and I.

Love ❤️ More!

Yes, they may look a little different but don’t we ALL? That’s the beauty in us in life! We all don’t look alike and or think alike.

What got me thinking about people born with Downs is yesterday not only was it it Halloween 🎃 it was also the last day of Downs Syndrome Awareness month.

Since Celebrating Halloween had to be put on hold due to Covid I found I truly missed the fun of it all. I delight when I see my neighborhood light up with smiling masked faces come my way! The kids so excited! Some come yearly and my have they grown! I love giving them all kinds of fun things! Not just candy.

I pulled out all my faux creepy candles, my basket of treats not tricks and a chair. I wore a sexy vampire mask with red lips 👄 and I had a friend by my side. A Chucky Doll. You know all the movies Chucky? My brothers favorite! He loves & lives spooky movies, Sci-Fi and Star Trek too!

It gave me comfort as I remember with my ❤️ heart this wonderful person in my life and best brother ever! Did I mention he was born with Downs? I know first hand what a joy it is to have a family member with Downs in our lives.

We were a bit poor but he made us rich. He taught us so much! He loved us unconditionally.

If you don’t know what Downs Syndrome is google it to learn more.

They are more than what meets the eye. Get to know them and open your eyes to ALL people. Not just colors of the peoples faces. People with disabilities or handicaps whatever you want to call it.

You might just make an awesome friend for life.

Welcome them in your life! Smile at them. Acknowledge them if you see them on the street, in church, on a plane or in a store. If you own a business and can …employ them.

As I write this I have tears in my eyes. It is so hard to even talk about him. I wish I could see his beautiful sweet face again and get one more hug from him!

Memories … I treasure them.

Valentine’s ❤️Day Gifts on a budget!

Here are a few ideas to celebrate 🎉 and good be to someone that day!

I love,love,love ❤️ Valentine’s Day!

I love it even more that we celebrate love with the family, your Galentine, and your sweetie too.

Did you notice or know that Hershey’s has come out with a bag of Hershey’s KissesConversation Hearts?

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You know like the sweet baby candy 💕hearts some of us enjoyed in our childhood and gave for Valentine’s Day at school.

The milk chocolate kisses have a sweet loveable saying/ message on the bottom!

Here’s what they read:

Me & You

Gimme A Kiss💋

Be Mine

UR Sweet

BFF

Hey You!

A kiss 4 You💋

Sweet Kiss 💋

Love & Kisses 😘

❤️ If you love kissing, chocolate and Hershey’s Kisses …run don’t walk and try and find them! Place them in little bags or boxes, sprinkle them on a bed and the floor leading to the bedroom. Rose petals work well too. But kisses 😘 will really do!

❤️Another fun idea. Is to give a kitchen whisk. Tie a big bow on it and add a gift tag or greeting card that reads… “ Let’s Whip up something together.” The foodie would really love this clever idea!

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❤️Make a massage oil in your kitchen. All you need is an empty and a bottle of olive oil or some other oil. Add a few drops of your or their favorite essential oil. 🌹 Rose makes an aromatic Massage oil. If you don’t like rose choose one you love. Shake up. Pour into a glass bottle. Tie a ribbon with an invitation, include a small candle. The invitation can read: “This magic elixir is redeemable for a warm and sensual massage by candlelight.”

❤️ Nothing like sending a LOVE Letter!

Create a love letter & Or DIY Valentine card!

(Not one off the store shelf)

What this pandemic has taught us is to not only stop, slow down and smell the daisies. It is also a time to share and spread love ❤️ and let that special someone in your life how you feel! Don’t let a card say it for you. YOU write it and say how what you want to say and why.

❤️Pick Up some Chinese Takeout. Add a set of fun chopsticks and have a delicious time.
I love these so much I carry them for V-day so my clients to enjoy. Actually great for the entire family. Interactive kissy lips 👄 fun.

I hope my ideas spark your imagination and or you can use one or two of them.

After all, It’s all about the little things.

Saying “I love you“ doesn’t have to cost a fortune!

I hope you have an awesome Valentine’s Day and that you’ll spread love and kindness in your own way.

PS

You don’t have to have a Valentine to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Be YOUR own Valentine! 🥰 Love Yourself.