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Sweet Nothings


Ken and I don’t usually do extravagant gifts or grand gestures for each other on Valentine’s Day. Instead we try to find smaller, more meaningful ways to show each other how we feel, because at the heart of Valentine’s Day, it’s not about what you spend, as much as it’s about taking time to enjoy and appreciate each other. And in my book, those sweet, small things always count for billions more brownie points than store bought gifts.

Last year, I got up early and made blueberry muffins and white hot cocoa–from scratch!–for Ken. And this year I’ve written a series of simple notes–some have a phrase or poem written on them, and others list my favorite characteristics of his–then I hide them all over the place: in his shoes, coat pocket, next to his toothbrush, in his work bag, etc., so that he’ll slowly find them and know I’m thinking about him throughout the day.

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  • One sheet of paper–I chose a Papersource Decorative Paper depicting a map of Paris since we’re deep into planning our trip abroad and will be there in just a few months.
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Sweet sayings that describe your Valentine
  • Washi tape (optional)

1. Cut paper into approximately 3″ x 3″ squares. This doesn’t have to be perfect or exact.

2. Write the sayings onto the backside of each square.

3. Hide in places your Valentine looks on a daily basis.

Or you could tape the squares onto a blank wall or bathroom mirror using washi tape for your Love to discover as they wake up in the morning!

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  • edenhousenews
    February 13, 2014 at 7:41 am

    If ever I need a valentine idea ( ie when I have my soul mate) I will certainly use this I live it

    Sent from my iPad


  • Sandi
    February 13, 2014 at 7:45 am

    How sweet is this? Love the idea!

  • ninargraham
    February 18, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks for the inspo! Matt and I had agreed not to exchange gifts, but I jotted off a few quick notes on Friday morning and stuck them to the mirror above his sink, the back door, his car window, and in his work laptop. He loved it! 🙂

    • francoisetmoi
      February 19, 2014 at 8:01 am

      I love it and I bet Matt did too! Hope you, Matt, and Mr. Freddy had a great V-day!

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