I know I could have gone to the dollar store and bought a box of the generic, cartoon character, boxed Valentine’s day cards. I know it would have been easier and less time consuming. But, I couldn’t do it. It’s too impersonal and uncreative. So instead, I pulled out the construction paper, scissors, glue, stickers, crayons and markers. While making each card, they thought about the friend it was for. They decided what stickers to use and what to say and draw. Each card was a story for their friend. They were thoughtful. And that is why I didn’t go to the dollar store.