Share Your Everyday Romance
Don't wait for a special occasion like a
birthday or anniversary to tell someone they're wonderful. Say
it in ways that catch them off guard and add a smile to their
Write out a list of things
that you love about your partner. Leave it somewhere where they
are sure to find it.
Attach a note to your
partner's keychain before he or she leaves in the morning that
says "I love you" or "You hold the key to my heart."
Make a memory jar for your
partner. Write down memories of times shared together on pieces
of colorful paper. Place them all in a jar and tie with ribbon.
Leave a trail to a love
note. While your sweetheart is sleeping, tie a long string to a
door handle with a note that says "follow me." Run it throughout
your home, and have a pair of movie or sports tickets tied to
the end. This adds an element of adventure to romance.
Write a little love note on
each day of a desk calendar, or fill pages of a notepad with
special thoughts (figure A). Date each note so that your special
someone can rip a new note off the pad every day.
Leave a note by the
coffeepot in the morning so that your partner will see it before
he or she leaves in the morning.
Here's a neat greeting that
works with an electric garage-door opener. Make a card from a
piece of tag board. Tie it to the inside garage-door handle with
a string about two feet long (figure B). When they come home and
the door opens, the card will hang right in front of them. It's
light enough not to harm the door and big enough not to be
Start your own
"card-of-the-month" club and send a love note to your partner
every month. Send him or her a letter in the mail to the office
and put a bit of perfume or cologne on the stationery. Homemade
cards always say "I love you" better show that you took the
extra time to make a card instead of buying one.
Buy a dozen or so fortune
cookies and carefully remove the fortunes with a pair of
tweezers. Replace the fortunes with your own little love notes.