Spread the Love

When Natasha and I were discussing how we wanted to celebrate Valentine’s Day we both liked the idea of performing random acts of kindness.  Why not?  Instead of only showing love and affection to each other, we should spread the love.  There are many types, love between friends, the love of a parent, and even love shown to a perfect stranger- that is what makes the world go round.  Sing it with me now: “All you need is love!”

On a day that traditionally celebrates romantic love, we agreed that we wanted to celebrate all forms and colors of love. But what did that look like? Handing out roses on the street corner? Free kid-sitting for parents without a sitter on date night? Buying dinner for the couple at the next table? Our hearts were in the right place, however, we knew that we wanted something a little more touching.

It wasn’t long before the idea of hug coupons came up (some people find the idea of being hugged by a complete stranger creepy) and with that, a cookie pairing was inevitable. 20 heart shaped sugar cookies with “hug me” pressed into them along with 2 kisses were packaged and tied with care.  Our precious cargo was delivered to a community resource center where we knew the visitors could use some extra love. With it, we offered instructions that each package is redeemable for one hug and 2 kisses (one for each check). At that point, the cookie could be eaten or maybe even continued to be circulated for more hugs and kisses!

We knew that these cookies would put a smile in someone’s heart on Valentine’s Day and that was our main goal, but creating from our hearts together was an experience that made this day very special for us. Successful love spreading had been achieved!!

Story,Photo’s, and food styling by Dan Trefz

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4 responses

  1. Leslie

    This is a great idea! Where did you get the little metal stamps?

    February 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

  2. curlin

    your blog is wonderful. can you tell me where you are located? i found you by google searching fripp island caterers, but can’t find any mention of where you are based. thanks.

    August 10, 2012 at 1:32 am

  3. Paul Pierlott

    Hello Dan, Loved the cooky idea. Where do I get those fonts for food?
    I was looking for your e-mail but could not find it so searching I found your fourfoodiesblog.
    Paul Pierlott

    September 5, 2012 at 5:53 pm

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