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Whether you’re looking for ideas for your children or spouse, this post will give you different ideas to show love in the month of February by writing Love notes!
February is the month of love. For 28 days, my little boy receives a short note and a treat in his mailbox. You can do this idea for your spouse or your kids.
Kids love to get mail and to make them feel extra special for the month, write a quick note stating reasons why you love them. Just a few minutes a day writing a note and adding a special treat, and your loved one will feel the love. Last year, my husband and I bought our son this mailbox. Our son was so excited about his mailbox, but he had to wait until February 1st to receive his first note!
Writing a note seemed so easy, but the notes quickly became a struggle like that dang Elf on the Shelf! Figuring out ideas of what to write about that we hadn’t already written was difficult! Certainly, there had to be more reasons why we loved our son. We had troubles thinking of reasons by the last half of the month, because we weren’t specific enough in the beginning. Too many of our reasons were too generic, it made it difficult to keep the notes original.
This problem brought me back to my 10th grade Youth Leadership class. My teacher had us write a note to someone we admired. We were not allowed to write “I admire you because of all the things you do for me.” He’d come back to us and say, “What things? Be specific!” It’s hard narrowing reasons down, but it’s more heartfelt when you do!
To keep things organized with Elf on the Shelf this season, I used a calendar and planned out each day. Having a list of topics that relates to my child, helps think of notes easier! I decided I need to do the same for this.
To be heartfelt, everybody will have their own specific reasons but, hopefully, the list will help give you a start!
28 reasons for Love notes
- I love you because you work hard when writing your letters.
- I love you because you are determined to figure out your math.
- I love you because you say ‘goodnight’ to your sister every night.
- I love you because you always take bites of meals, even though you don’t think you’ll like it.
- I love you because you sing the ABCs to your sister.
- I love you because you play peek-a-boo with your sister.
- I love you because you help your friends at school with their school work.
- I love you because you are reading books to Mommy and Daddy.
- I love you because you like learning new activities.
- I love you because you help Mommy cook dinners.
- I love you because you help Mommy bake cookies.
- I love you because you sing along to silly songs.
- I love you because you dance the Cha Cha Slide.
- I love you because you love to crack the eggs and Mommy does not!
- I love you because you let Kirby outside to go potty.
- I love you because you love The Lion King like Mommy and Daddy.
- I love you because you always try to zip up your jacket.
- I love you because you love beating us at bowling on the wii!
- I love you because you always wake up in the morning with a smile on your face.
- I love you because you use your imagination when playing with the blue blanket.
- I love you because you get ready for bed all by yourself.
- I love you because you get ready in the morning all by yourself.
- I love you because you are proud of all your accomplishments.
- I love you because you encourage your friends.
- I love you because you fill your friends’ buckets. (Amazing book for kids!)
- I love you because you make sure your friends are okay if they are crying.
- I love you because you help your sister with her toys.
- I love you because you share your toys with your friends.
I’ve included a free template to print out and write your love notes on! It makes it simple to have the notes printed off. That way you have a visual reminder to write your note in the morning or night!
I also add in a special little treat for the mailbox! It’s fun to see my son’s face when he goes to ‘check his mail’ each day!
Do you have any Valentine’s day traditions you do for your family? I love making each holiday special for my son (my daughter is too young for any of it but will be a participant once she gets a little bit older!)