Keep it simple…
When was the last time you wrote a love note to your significant other? And no I do not mean a text or some cryptic message that only a teenager could decipher, but a real note, written with a real pen on real paper. If you have to think about it, it has probably been too long.
It is embarrassing to admit that despite creating a company all about writing notes for my children; that I can in all honesty say I don’t remember the last time I left a note for my husband. A little note taped to the bathroom mirror or tucked in his briefcase just to say “I love you” or “I am proud of you” or even “thank you for cleaning out the litter box” (and trust me that job deserves a thank you!) Oh sure I write a synopsis of my love for him in his birthday, Christmas and our anniversary card, but when it comes to the day to day love notes, I admit it…I dropped the ball.
I read an article today that cited a survey claiming “60% of respondents consider a handwritten love note more romantic than expensive dinners, creme filled chocolates and diamond baubles”. My apologies to retailers, but maybe the best things in life are free. I mean how hard is it really to just say “thank you” when it is not expected? With crazy schedules and too many demands on our time it becomes too easy to take our partners for granted, I know I have.
So this February 13th (and no that is not a typo) I am going to step away from my phone, give my thumbs a rest and surprise my husband with an actual hand written love note, I might even get crazy and spray it with a little perfume. It might just be the best gift I have given him.
Happy Valentine’s Day!