Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and with all of us staying at home to keep each other safe, we may have a little extra time on our hands. It’s a perfect opportunity to prepare a brief message of appreciation for those who’ve made immense sacrifices for our country to show we’re thinking of them and they’re loved.
Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) has been involved in the Valentine’s for Vets campaign for the last 25 years. During this time, children from across Canada have created Valentines for Vets to help Canadian Veterans know how special they are to us. Each year, VAC distributes the Valentine’s Day cards from Canadians to Veterans in long-term care facilities all over the country by February 14.
Last year, VAC sent almost 14,000 valentines to more than 4,100 Veterans. This year, more than ever, it’s incredibly important that we ensure our Veterans feel appreciated and remembered on Valentine’s Day. Let’s work together to top last year’s record by continuing this terrific tradition. It’s a fantastic project for teachers to do with students, leading to discussions about the extraordinary achievements and countless sacrifices our country’s finest have made for the freedoms we enjoy today.
This is also a project which can easily be done at home with parents and children. These little messages of thanks will surely bring a smile to a Veteran. In taking this action, we also bring some positivity to our own lives which we could all use right now.
The valentines may be in English or French with a brief message of thanks and/or explain why the Veteran is important while wishing them a Happy Valentine’s Day. Once the hand-made valentines have been prepared, mail them by February 01 to:
Valentines for Vets
Veterans Affairs Canada
Commemoration, Distribution Unit
125 Maple Hills Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1C 0B6
VAC will take care of mailing the valentines to Veterans in long-term care facilities all across Canada to ensure they’re received by Valentine’s Day. The social isolation of the last year has been terribly difficult for our Veterans, but the Valentine’s for Vets campaign can let them know they’re always on our minds and in our hearts.
For more information on the campaign, as well as ideas and tips, please visit