Tuesday, February 10, 2009

One week of valentines

Mike and I have never been much for celebrating Valentine’s Day – or any holiday, for that matter. This is due in part to laziness and in part to the fact that we only recently started earning income instead of taking out annual student loans.

I do think holidays are a lot of fun, especially with kids in the house. Romance can suffer with two toddlers in the house and a baby on the way, and this post (read the second-to-last paragraph) from The Beautiful Thrifty Life seemed like something fun that I could do.

I didn’t want to commit to two full weeks of valentines, so I decided to do one week instead. Doesn’t work as cutely with the numbers, but it’s way better than the card swap we normally do.

Mike is a huge “words of affirmation” guy (see this site if you don’t know what I’m talking about with words of affirmation), so I thought we’d go with word gifts. Here’s my plan for the week – I’ve already done through today (February 10th).

February 8th: Started small. Gave Mike one Hershey’s kiss and explained my plan (I told him I’d do something every day through Saturday)

February 9th: “Nine things I love about you”

February 10th: “Ten things you do that make me smile”

February 11th: “Eleven reasons you’re the best dad ever”

February 12th: “Twelve reasons I fell in love with you”

February 13th: “Thirteen reasons I’m still in love with you”

February 14th: “Fourteen favorite memories”

Each day’s list will be delivered in a different way. Yesterday I made a card, today I sent an email, for tomorrow the kids and I are going to make a card based on this one from Just For Fun.

Cheesy? Absolutely. Isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about?

For those of you who know Mike, no telling him about the upcoming days. He knows he isn’t allowed to read my blog until after Saturday.

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