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Apache Junction students to send homemade Valentines to strangers

Apache Junction students to send homemade Valentines to strangers
Posted at 5:50 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 20:53:58-05

APACHE JUNCTION, AZ — Valentine's Day is around the corner, and two boys in Apache Junction want to make sure everyone feels the love.

Jesse and Skylar Fandrey, 12 and 13 years old, have been using what time they have between school lessons to make Valentine's Day cards. They'll be sending them to friends, family members and strangers. Anyone who asks for one will get one in the mail.

Their mom Jessica posted about it on social media, asking people to send addresses.

"Sending a card shares a smile. Every card they send, someone's going to open it up, read it and feel connected in some way to somebody else," said Jessica Fandrey.

"I wanted to spread joy around because we can't be around each other that much," said Jesse.

The boys usually make and exchange valentines with their classmates at school. But they've been doing virtual learning for a while.

"We would go around one by one and put candy and a letter in each one, it was pretty fun," said Jesse.

"It's kind of rough when you can't see your friends, no one," said Skylar.

To keep the tradition alive, they decided to make their own valentines with a personalized message, some stickers and lots of love.

"You just have to do it a different way," said Skylar.

So far, they have about 30 addresses but hope to send out 100 cards.

If you or someone you know would like to receive a card, you can email the Fandreys a name and address at