Valentine's Day is the universal day for letting that someone special know how much you care with a card or a handwritten note. Love notes and love letters are exchanged like germs on that one day of the year. But did you know that today, September 26th, is Love Note Day? No? Well, you should probably be writing love notes galore today as well! The truth is, any day is the perfect day to let your loved one know how much they mean to you, you don't have to wait for a special holiday. But because today is a special holiday, I've teamed up with Sierra to get the love note ball rolling!
I am a HUGE fan of love notes in any form, paper, text, e-mail, whatever. It doesn't matter what your love language is, everyone appreciates a little note to let them know they're thought about and appreciated by the one that they love. For some people, writing a good love note may seem intimidating. How do you put all of those feelings you have into words? Love notes don't have to be letters, they can be as short and sweet as you want and they can take on any form. Get creative and have fun with them!
Send a Text
Remember when you were dating and every message from your spouse made your heart flutter? Getting a special text from you in the middle of the day that says something like, "I miss you!" or "I'm looking forward to date night tonight" can have the same affect. A simple message will brighten your spouse's day.
Use a Post-it
The best part about post-its is that you can stick them anywhere. I've written one thing I love about Joe on about 50 post-it notes and arranged them in a heart before and it was a lot of fun. You could create a path through your house leading to a bigger surprise. Or you could scatter them in places that you know your spouse frequents throughout the day.
Write on the Mirror
This is one of my favorite things to do because it's fast and it cleans up fast too. Joe is usually still in bed when I leave for work, so I like to leave little messages on the bathroom mirror for him to find later. Dry erase markers are perfect for this! Or, you could sneak into the room while they're showering and use your finger to write a message on the foggy mirror that they'll be sure to see when they get out.
Find a Printable
My favorite place to find printable love notes would have to be The Dating Divas. They send them out in their newsletters and post free downloads on their website all the time. Not only are they a cute, quick way to let your spouse know you care, but a lot of times they share creative ideas for using those love notes to make your spouse's day extra special.
Use Their Favorite Treat
Candy bar posters are always good, cheesy, fun but you could also create your own mini version by putting cute sayings with one or two of your spouse's favorite treats. Men love food and getting a surprise at the end of a long day with a love note attached is a lot of fun!
And now I'm going to let Sierra share some ideas of what to put in the love notes that you write! Take it away Sierra...
If you don't know me, my name is Sierra and I blog over at Sierra's View. I have been married for about 14 months and I am, by no means, a marriage expert. There are a lot of things that I do wrong in my marriage. However, one thing that I absolutely love to do is send little notes to my husband either on paper or via text message. I think it's an easy and fun way to show your significant other that you are thinking about them. Plus, there is nothing better than little acts of service. Am I right, ladies?!
"I'm having one of those days that make me realize how lost I'd be without you... Just wanted to let you know."
One of my love languages is words of affirmation. And I didn't realize this until I got married but so many other men's love languages are that, even if they don't want to admit it. They need to feel love and reassurance and something along these lines is awesome.
"I thought about you and it made me smile."
Letting your husband know that he makes you happy, even when he's not around is always a nice thing to do! Just imagine how big of a smile he'll have when he reads you're smiling and happy and he's the reason behind it! I like to imagine how I would feel if I received that message via text or on a note.
Compliment him. "I love your silly laugh."
Send him a text about his handsome looks or a personality characteristic. This lets him know that you still find many aspects of him attractive and will give him that boost of confidence.
"Thank you for...." Thank him.
Thank him for doing something small for you. Being gracious and having gratitude leaves a feeling of love and peace between you two.
A simple: "I love you so much."
Because do we ever get tired of hearing "I love you" from the one person you love? I don't. I think this is something that should be said every day between spouses.
Read: Use the Love Languages to Give the Perfect Gift
Now it's time to put this into action! Send your husband a text, buy him a sappy card, write him a poem, I don't care what you do, just let him know that he's important to you! He may even return the favor!!
What's your favorite way to get your spouse a love note and what do you say when you write them?