by Jenny O’Hara
If you’re looking to add a bit of romance to your relationship, start small with some of these thoughtful reminders.
I love all of these ideas to remind your partner you love them. It’s the little things in life that really matter, and the tiny reminders that you’re loved that keep a smile on your face all day long. My husband and I have always left little surprise notes for each other. We both adore those small tokens of affection and look forward to finding a new one every once in a while. Use some of these ideas to remind your partner you love them and they are likely to leave a few for you in return!
1. MIRROR MESSAGES
This is one of my all time favorite ideas to remind your partner you love them. When I’m getting ready in the morning or preparing for bed at night I love looking up at the mirror and seeing the sweet little messages my husband leaves me. You can get really creative with this and draw fancy pictures if you’re artistic. Use any dry erase markers or buy some window chalk. You can also incorporate window clings/decals if you want to.
2. POST-IT NOTES
You can leave a Post-It note here or there for your sweetie or you can go above and beyond and take a whole pad of Post Its and write out all the reasons you love your partner, one reason on each piece of paper. Leave the Post-Its stuck all over a wall or a door so that when they come home there is a giant colorful surprise waiting for them!
3. SCAVENGER HUNT
Send your special someone on a mini scavenger hunt around your home or go big and lead them all around the city to your favorite spot. Write little clues that will lead them from one place to another on note cards or scrapbook paper. Some fun ideas of places to lead them to are the bed or shower if you’re keeping it centered around where you live, or the place you had your first kiss or first date if you’re making it a city-wide event.
4. WALLET NOTES
A lot of gift shops sell prayer and friendship cards and they tend to be a little pricey, in my opinion. My husband was going through a rough time a few years ago when we were dating and I wanted him to have a constant reminder that I was there for him if he needed me. I used a piece of construction paper and wrote a sweet note to him then “laminated” it using packing tape so it would survive getting wet or being shoved around in his wallet. I snuck it in on top of his credit card when he wasn’t looking and he was so happy and surprised when he found it a couple of days later! He still carries it around with him today.
5. LUNCH BOX LOVE
This one has to be my all time favorite love reminder. My husband works nights so he comes home about half an hour before the time I would get up for work, when I was working in retail. He would always pack my breakfast for me while I was getting ready and he ALWAYS left me a banana message! I looked forward to opening my bag and discovering the sweet words he had left for me. He wrote on mine with sharpie, but there is an even sneakier way to leave a banana message: Take a toothpick and scratch your message into the banana peel. At first it won’t look like there is anything there, but as the air affects it throughout the day, only the parts that you scratched will turn brown (don’t worry it doesn’t touch the banana inside. So when your honey pulls their lunch out they’ll see your secret message!
When I’m getting his “dinner” ready just before he goes to work at midnight, I write a sweet note on a slip of paper and weave it between the tongs of the fork I send with him. On the busy days when I forget he always texts me asking why he didn’t get a note… I love that he looks forward to it!
Is your significant other a tech junkie? Try changing their computer background or screen saver to a cute admittance of your love. If they always have their cell phone on them, change their background on it to a picture of the two of you or a super sweet message.
My sweetie is an avid reader and he always has a book lying around our apartment. I love to write cute little notes or sometimes a love quote or two and stick it in his book where I know he’s sure to find it. I love that sometimes days will pass then all of a sudden he’ll come into the room and give me a huge kiss and say he just found my note.
If you’re looking to add a bit of romance to your relationship, start small with some of these thoughtful reminders. It may seem like a small gesture, but it is not an insignificant one. In what ways do you remind your partner that you love them?
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