Happy Valentine’s Day!

What better holiday is there to celebrate Cardinal Key than the holiday that’s all about love? I’m a huge fan of this lovely day and can’t wait to celebrate this holiday with my CK family. Our chapter has a tradition of writing Valentines to our new pledges and it really starts our Spring Semester off right! Beyond just Valentine’s Day we love celebrating every holiday as a Cardinal Key chapter. We start right away in the fall semester by giving each other lots and lots of candy on Halloween and definitely party it up during Thanksgiving with a progressive dinner. During the winter months we enjoy a Secret Santa exchange and send our Alumnae a Holiday Greeting. Holidays are truly a great time to celebrate and are the perfect opportunity to plan social events with your chapter. Everyone wants to be home for the holidays, so why not celebrate at your school, your home away from home, with your Cardinal Key family?

To keep in the giving spirit and to add some much needed CK Love to this world, you can add an aspect of service to all of your holiday social events. This Valentine’s Day, try making door decorations for the doors of local senior citizens in your community or on Thanksgiving, donate cans to a local food pantry so a family in need can eat a hearty meal on this special day. Extend the giving spirit during the December holiday season by adopting a local family and making their holiday wishes come true. And on Halloween, support our National Philanthropy, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, by going trick-or-treating for change to donate instead of for candy. The holidays are a wonderful time to appreciate and encourage each other and a special time to serve our local communities.

CK Love,

Rachel Marx

Cardinal Key National Past President, Truman State University ‘13