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!