Helen Keller quotation on a silver bracelet

heart-shaped necklace with Helen Keller quote

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, there's still time to share the love with beautiful Helen Keller-themed gifts that help support the American Foundation for the Blind and its programs. Plus, all jewelry is on sale for a limited time. You can choose from a sterling silver ribbon-heart necklace inscribed with Helen Keller's quote "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart" or a striking silver cuff bracelet with the same quote.

Or how about an accessible, low-vision-friendly Helen Keller eCard? Our Helen Keller eCards are high contrast, large print, and screenreader-friendly, featuring beautiful archival photos with quotes from Helen. These electronic cards are accessible for people who are blind or have low vision, and allow you to type in your own personalized message. (They are also free to send, and help raise awareness about the important work of the American Foundation for the Blind.)

Helen Keller as a young woman, touching the branch of a flowering tree "Cultivate love for love is the light that gives the eye to see great and noble things."
- Helen Keller

Want to purchase a Valentine gift for someone on your shopping list who is blind or visually impaired? There are lots of things to choose from, some of which are specially adapted for people with vision loss including simple gifts such as large print or braille games or cards that the two of you can play together. Check out VisionAware's list of Valentine Gift Ideas for People With Vision Loss.

If you are on Pinterest, be sure to check out AFB's gift ideas board.

If your child is blind or visually impaired, how do you support your child's impulse to create a handmade gift for grandma and grandpa, or in later years, keep up with the inevitable demands for cards for all of their classmates? FamilyConnect has your back, with advice and resources on accessible Valentine's Day crafts, cards, and more for children who are blind or visually impaired.

And while we’re on the subject, this Valentine’s Day, why not show your love for AFB with a tax-deductible donation? Your support is vital so we can continue to offer our expertise and award-winning programs throughout the year.

We'd love to hear your ideas in the comments section below, as well. Thank you!

*Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.