When my husband and I started dating, we enjoyed leaving love notes for each other in creative and clever ways. Later on, I tried to do the same with my two kids. And, I sure got a kick out of seeing them doing the same for us, each other, and now their spouses.
But, you don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to surprise someone with a kind note. We have left notes for all sorts of reasons…a job promotion, a Geography Bee winning, a note of encouragement or note noticing your kid helped another person…the skies the limit!
Here, I snuck out after the snow stopped to leave notes for my hubby to find before he left for work the following day. 🙂
OK, so here’s the list of things we actually did throughout the years, or ideas I came up with.
THE KEY IS… USE YOUR IMAGINATION!!
♥Twenty Creative Ways to Leave Love Notes♥
Hide notes in lunch boxes, books, backpacks or under and behind items for someone to find when they clean the house.
Sneak out at night and write a sweet message on their car with shoe polish paint.
Leave a note under their favorite coffee cup or hygiene item they use every morning.
Use dry erase marker to write a love note, positive thought or verse on their bathroom mirror.
Print out a sign and tape it to a wall where they’ll see it when they open their door or behind a door they will close. (i.e. bathroom door)
Find your kids’ homework agenda and leave a congratulatory, encouraging, or fun message on a particular day. (i.e. a tryout days, their first week of school, a birthday, a milestone.)
Kiss the back of a card’s envelope with lipstick on and print S.W.A.K. (Sealed With A Kiss)
Leave a note on the rear view mirror or in their car seat.
Write a note on the toilet paper using a Sharpie. 🙂 HA
Slide a creatively designed note under their door at night, so they see it first thing in the morning.
Use dry erase marker or permanent Sharpie to write on a coffee mug or favorite glass.
Make a unique plate to be used for special occasions ONLY. (i.e. “You’re So Smart”, “You Did IT!” “Congratulations!” “We’re Proud of You!”)
Tuck a note in a pant pocket, coat pocket or glove.
Leave a note inside their glasses case.
Leave a note on top of a stack of clothes you’ve folded.
Leave a card or note under the car windshield wipers while they’re at work.
Leave a note taped to the remote or TV.
Tape a note to their favorite food item that they use every day. (i.e. creamer, cereal or coffee can.)
Place a note under their pillow or pinned to a favorite blanket.
Tape a note to their car keys.
Leave a note in their suitcase as they leave for camp or a business trip.
Lastly, of course, you can always just send an e-mail or text. 😉
JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT!