All too often we forget to show the ones we love how important they are to us. So here are 31 creative ways to say “I love you” to get you through the start of 2017.
Hopefully these starters will get ideas rolling to last you the next 365!
Creative Ways to Say I Love You
Watch a sunset or sunrise together and bring a picnic or background music to set the mood. Check for sunrise or sunset times in advance!
Make a love note scavenger hunt hiding sweet reminders and rewards in your home, office, or neighborhood.
Read bedtime stories. Pick a favorite book and read aloud together. Quality time together and the expansion of your individual/collective knowledge bases.
Send an e-greeting. Someecards is my personal favorite for snarkiness, and you can personalize them!
Write it in the sand. Or the fall leaves, or seashells, or shoes boxes, or rose petals….
Unplug. Set up a media free night and focus 100% of your attention on your honey.
Write it in lipstick on the mirror. Even if you aren’t the one who wears lipstick (or neither of you do).
Share five minutes of uninterrupted eye contact. Try it and see what happens.
Throw a surprise appreciation party with close friends where everyone gives a short speech about why someone is loved.
Plan your sweetheart’s dream date. Do exactly what they love to do, with no strings attached.
Write it in the snow (no, not like that). If you live somewhere cold, use food coloring and a spray bottle to write sweet words in your love’s yard. These folks did it with spray paint.
Make a calendar. Use your google or iCal or Outlook or whatever, and make a note every day of one thing you appreciate about your special someone. Make sure you share it so they can see!
Re-live your first date, or meeting. Remember the details and try to line things up with meaning. If it was awkward, stage a re-do.
Love all over. Trace your sweetie’s body and fill in the outline with all the awesome things you appreciate about their body.
Make a homemade thank you card. Get out your markers, glitter, and crayons! What a sweet (and sparkly) way to say something kind to someone you love!
Write out an alphabet of appreciation. Make a list of something you appreciate about your sweetheart for every letter of the alphabet.
Be the Grocery Fairy. For those of you who prefer “acts of service” as your love language- surprise a lover with a week’s worth of fresh groceries. Don’t forget the note from Grocery Fairy!
Bake it. Say it in cookies, frosting, cakes, or pie tops. Make your sweeties favorite sugary treat and top it with your love.