Tell people you love them just because you do.

A LunchBox Love Card

I realize it is Valentine’s Day this week. I am not a big fan. While I think the intention of this “holiday” is good, I am opposed to having my husband feel he has to buy me a card, flowers, chocolate and go out to dinner because it is Valentine’s Day. I would much rather get flowers on any other day. That gesture would have a lot more meaning. Write me a card any time of year and tell me you love me, appreciate what I do for the family, etc. Now you are scoring some “real” points!

In some way, I try to let my daughters and husband know I love them every day. Here are two ideas to spread the love and positive energy all year round:

1) Lunchbox Love® – These are positive notes and fun trivia and jokes for your child’s lunchbox, backpack, binder, or pillow. Positive words on the front inspire while fun trivia & jokes on the back entertain. Each volume contains 12 cards–10 with different phrases and fun facts or jokes and 2 blanks so you can add a personal message. The picture in this post is a sample of what one of the Lunchbox Love® cards looks like. I bought a set of 8 boxes (96 cards) and try to put them in my daughters’ lunchboxes most days of the week. Click here to buy them on Amazon

2) “Original” Love Notes – This is a creative and inexpensive way to show someone in your life that you love them. I did this for my husband a few years ago for a “special” birthday. I asked my daughters to tell me the reasons they loved daddy. I typed up all of their responses, printed them out on paper and cut their “love notes” into small white strips. I then put all of them in a box. My husband loved it! It’s a nice idea for a wedding anniversary, birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day or my favorite “reason”: Telling people you love them just because you do!


3 thoughts on “Tell people you love them just because you do.

  1. I used to put little love notes in my son’s lunch, but I’d write them in Chinese characters so they wouldn’t embarrass him in front of his friends. Now, most of his school friends know how to read Chinese, so it looks like I’ve got to brush up on cryptography.

  2. Great Post! There is nothing like getting a handwritten love note, be it in a lunch box or anywhere else:) Every day has the potential to feel like Valentines day:)

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