There is no rule that says you are only allowed to celebrate being in love on February 14th. In fact, I think it is a good thing to do every day! But having Valentine’s day come around every year does give us a little reminder to put forth some extra effort and do something a little special. I thought I’d share something I have been doing for my husband for years. I LOVE to leave little notes for him to find. Nothing big or spectacular, but just a tiny note that shows I was thinking about him and wanted to tell him I loved him. He always loves finding them when he least expects it. Sometimes he finds them right away, or at least on the same day I hid the note. Sometimes it may be awhile before they are found and then it is a pleasant surprise to both of us! Here are some of my favorite places to leave a note:
Dealing with the trash is definitely one of my least favorite chores. Especially taking it out to the stinky, smelly big garbage can outside. Whenever my man takes it out (which he almost always does) then I feel he definitely deserves a big “I Love You!”
In the mood for a yummy PB&J? How about a happy surprise with your sandwich? This is easily done by using a toothpick on a new jar of peanut butter.
If you have children then chances are you have multiple toys lying around with the alphabet on them. Put those magnets/puzzle pieces/blocks etc. to good use and spell out a message on the kitchen counter or table!
Where do men spend a lot of their time? At least give them something to smile about while they are…taking care of business. :)
Any fruit with a peel you won’t eat is perfect for this! Throw it into their lunchbox or simply leave it in the fruit bowl for them to find when they reach for a healthy snack.
Leave a note so that when they are getting dressed they’ll see a note from you helping them get their day off to a great start!
Fighting over who has control of the TV? Stop the fight before it even begins with this peace-offering.
Get off on the right foot (sorry, I couldn’t resist) by tucking a love note into a favorite pair of shoes!
Let them know you are thinking of them even when they are out on the road. Whether just a quick drive around the corner to the store or away on a business trip, they’ll know they are on your mind!
These are just a few places to get you started! Look around your house and think about drawers, doors, and cabinets that are used frequently. Hide them in other pieces of clothing, under their pillow, taped onto food in the fridge, etc. There is no wrong way or place! And don’t forget, if you are on a budget this Valentine’s Day (or for an anniversary!) then this is a fantastic way to still make the day sweet and memorable! Have fun!