Love is in the air...

Brooke Keeley, 8, student at Clear Creek Elementary - Seraine Page
Brooke Keeley, 8, student at Clear Creek Elementary
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Although today’s holiday has a strong focus on chocolates, dozens of roses and candlelight dinners, that isn’t the only perspective worth considering. While mushy cards and engagements are nice, it is also a perfect time to think of the root of true love and its meaning. There’s no better source to ask for honest opinions than a child.

Kids from Clear Creek Elementary School in Silverdale answer simply and sweetly on how to show love in its best light. Their charming answers remind us why it isn’t a bad thing to have a day dedicated to love.

We asked each of the kids, “How do you show someone you love them?” Here’s what they had to say:

“Having family come together usually not watching T.V. — looking at each other’s faces and we usually play games together.”

~Isabel Fleck, 10

"I would give my mom and dad a little bear holding a little bag of chocolates with candies in them. I would probably give my brother a Valentine’s Day card.”

~Kathryn De Armond, 6

“I would maybe do an art project or something.”

~Ryan Collins, 9

“Show that you care. You can give them a homemade card or a hug.”

~Brooke Keeley, 9

“You take them out for dinner and give them flowers.”

~Charlize Katz, 9

“We give them valentines with a special note and maybe a box of chocolates.”

~Klara Davis, 9

“I just start saying, ‘I love you all the way to space and back.’”

~Madilyn Hunter, 6


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