Sometimes in your marriage you have to think back and remember what it was like when you we’re dating. What were the things that you just did to say “I love you” and how can you apply those things to your relationship now? They may not come as natural as they once did but after a little soul searching you’ll remember the simple things you once did to make that special someone feel all warm and gooey inside.
I remember a time when I was really good at at this. I would send Cale cards and make cute “I love you” books. Yes, I know… cheesy but hey it’s what I loved to do! In my opinion there is nothing better than a handmade Valentine’s Day gift. I think it has something to do with my childhood memories of cutting hearts out of construction paper, decorating an old shoe box with glitter, and adding as much red, white, and pink as possible! Handmade gifts, although simple, take time and thought and that fellas can go a lot farther than a box of chocolates!
This year let that special someone know all the weird, cute and funny things you love about them by making a handmade gift.
To help you get you started think of the things about that person that made you fall in love with them… and then onto the weird, quirky and even serious things that you cherish about them today.
- “I love you because… you sing when you are tired.”
- “I love you because… after three years of marriage you still call me on your drive home from work.”
- “I love you because…. with you I’m not afraid to have a family of our own!”
Don’t be afraid to use whatever you have at your house… this is what makes it so much fun and unique. I just happened to have leftover number stamps from our wedding and since this gift was actually given as a birthday gift I did a page for every year of Cale’s life. I used leftover cereal boxes for the pages and could have used string but I just happened to have note card rings in our office supply drawer. It’s completely up to! If you enjoy creating it and putting in the time to make it your own I guarantee it will be a HUGE hit!
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