There is so much pressure to give your husband/significant other an awesome gift on Valentine’s Day. I am all for expressing love, but really, is it necessary to spend tons of money on a gift to express that love? Does buying THINGS really express love anyway? I feel like there are better ways to express love than buying a gift. Not that buying gifts are bad if they are thoughtful gifts given in love, but I really think that Valentine’s Day gift giving is just a little over rated. Also it’s late at night when I’m writing this so it may seem like I’m rambling… but I digress…
Anyway, I decided that because of budget constraints and personal feelings about buying Valentine’s Day gifts, this year I am going to do something different. I’m calling it 14 Days Of Love. My plan is that starting the first day of February, I will do a small act of kindness to show my husband how much I love him and how much he means to me. I feel that these acts of love will bring us closer together than dropping $50 on something that he probably won’t like anyway. (He is seriously the worst to buy gifts for…)
So, here is my plan. I would love it if you joined me in this 14 Days of Love event.
Day one – leave post it notes for my husband to find. I plan on putting on in the dash of his car, one in his lunch box, one on the bathroom mirror… and a few other places that I’m not sure about yet. But I’m going to write at least five for him to find throughout the day.
Day two – write a hand written letter to him. I actually try to do this every year. I feel like it means so much to see in writing the way someone feels about you.
Day three – make it a point to compliment my husband for things he does for my family. I often find myself complaining about things he doesn’t do, and I don’t give him credit for all the hard work he DOES do. This is something I would like to make a habit.
Day four – wake up before he does and make him breakfast. He would LOVE if I did this every day but.. I don’t. But, for one day, I can probably peel the sheets off and get up in time to make him breakfast before work.
Day five – Pray for him. This is another things I want to make into a habit. I know the power of prayer is so strong, and I know that if I pray for him to do well at work, to be able to balance his family with his job, and for me to be able to over look his flaws and love him more, it will greatly help our marriage.
Day six – Get ready. I know some of you do this every day but guess what. I don’t. It’s a good day if I take a shower before noon. On this day, I’m going to make it a point to wear nice clothes, do my make up, actually brush my hair, and look decent when he gets home.
Day seven – Greet him at the door when he gets home from work. So often he gets home from work and I’m busy doing some stupid blogging thing or whatever and I barely even look up to great him. This is another thing I really want to make a habit.
Day eight – Encourage him to spend time on one of his hobbies. I’m going to tell him it’s okay for him to go fishing
Day nine – Play his favorite game. We use to have game night all the time when we were first married. Then kids and a job for him came along and it rarely happens. This day, it will happen.
Day ten – Bring him breakfast in bed. Hopefully he doesn’t die of shock when this happens
Day eleven – Bake cookies for him. Or whatever his favorite treat is.
Day twelve – Text him during the day just because.
Day thirteen – Talk with him about the first time you met. Reminisce about your first dates, the way you felt about each other, how you felt butterflies in your stomach, etc.
Day fourteen – Make his favorite dinner. Make a different, earlier dinner for the kids. Arrange a sitter or wait until they are asleep and have a romantic dinner with your husband.
There ya go. That’s my Valentine’s Day plan. I arranged it all in an easy pinnable image (hint hint) so you could refer to it during your 14 Days of Love.