Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.
Hope you're feeling loved today.

Here's an inexpensive last-minute Valentine's Day gift you can give your husband, wife, kids, etc. Take a few minutes, grab a piece of paper (If it can be a nice piece of paper, all the better but not necessary.) and a pen, pencil or crayon (whatever is handy) and write your sweetheart a love letter. You might be thinking, "Cheesy," or "Cheap!" but don't underestimate or over-look the value of the written word. We all need to hear that we're loved and appreciated, especially from those closest to us who we might feel, at times, take us for granted.

So grab that paper and tell your husband how much you love him. Tell him what you appreciate about being married to him, how he makes you laugh, that he's good at his job, that he's good looking. You know the kinds of things that he needs to hear but sometimes you don't make the time to tell him. Write about tiny things that matter to you and monumental things that mean so much. Write love letters to your kids. Tell your daughter how special being her mom is to you, how she's beautiful even when she's having a bad hair day, how you love how she sticks her tongue to one side when she's really concentrating. Tell your son that you notice what an amazing person he is, how helpful it is that he takes care of his younger brother, how you see that he tries so hard at school when you know it's a struggle for him, that you appreciate how the two of you are so different or are the same.

You get the idea. The possibilities are nearly endless. And all you need today is a little bit of time. The letter doesn't have to be long. This is something you can do today. Right now! I have notes like this from my husband and my kids and they are sweet treasures to me. And they're calorie-free! BONUS!

Love letters on Valentine's Day. Who'd have thought?!

Works for me!

Don't forget to go by Rocks in My Dryer for more great Works-for-Me Wednesday ideas.

And by the way, if you don't get you letter finished until tomorrow. Go ahead and give it. Love letters are the kind of gift that are good year-round!


Jane said...

I agree! A note is better than chocolate.

Mieneke said...

That really is a lovely idea. Makes the heart swell, rather than the hips and lasts longer that chocolate, too! :))

Lovely post!

Kathleen Marie said...

This is a fantastic idea!

Michelle said...

You're so right about letters/notes being personal and meaning so much! Happy valentine's day!

Shalee said...

Oooo... You are sooo right. And I love that you include the kids in this sweet love letter idea too.

We're doing a family Valentine's Day and I'm going to make sure that I have letters for them all by the end of the day.

Happy Valentine's Day, Ann!

Beck said...

I actually make my sweet baboo a sappy Valentine - but what a lovely idea yours is! I love the cyclops Valentine man in your picture - very cute.

Susanne said...

Great idea and no calories to boot!

Love the craft. I think I'll do that this afternoon with the kids.

Happy valentines day.

TorAa said...

Great entry. I think it's more important to create your VD gifts than just buy them in a hurry. Because it's a stong sign you really mean it when you write: I love you.

btw. I'm sorry I have not been able to give your comment to my last weeks Photohunt a proper answer. I have posted the reason in my blog today.