This is some seriously sweet REAL love.
When I was in third grade, I remember one morning I got to my desk to find a note from a secret admirer saying how they thought I was pretty and really really liked me. Someone else in the grade got an identical one and my teacher convinced me that it wasn’t worth my time and that I should throw it out.
I listened to her (I was 8!) but sometimes I wish I’d kept it so I read it when I need a pick-me-up yet, even without it, I can look back and remember that wonderful feeling I had when I first saw the note.
There’s something about someone taking the time out of their day to write a note saying how much they like you that fills you with confidence and hope and puts a smile on your face for a whole day at least.
Lately, love notes are coming back in style. Some people are leaving notes of encouragement for strangers to find in their library books. Some people are leaving post-it notes to encourage their family while some people are leaving them for their spouses to let them know how much they love them.
And in an age where writing notes is a dying art (thanks text message!), someone taking an extra moment to leave you a note makes it so much sweeter.
All that matters is that it’s from your heart and that it speaks to you and your relationship together.
Need some ideas? Here are fourteen samples of notes you can write for someone you love (or even a stranger!) to let them know they are loved.
"Life without you is unbearable."
"Today I have loved you 3,340 days." (Obviously use the right number of days for your relationship.)
"You're my friend, you're my love , you're my life. I can't wait to make you my wife!"
"When I tell you I love you I don't say it out of habit or to make conversation. I say it to remind you you are the best thing that has happened to me."
"I'm sorry you're on your period."
"Nate: On our first anniversary, I just thought I'd let you know, just 365 of the countless reasons that I love you."
"Why you're a catch...You:
- make me laugh
- listen to me
- trust me
- sing to me."
Write a different reason why you love them on each and every post-it note.
"Husband, Welcome home. I'm hiding in the house with a Nerf gun, here is the other one...The loser cooks dinner tonight. May the odds be ever in your favor. XOXO, Wife."
"A rose is not a good symbol for love. Roses wilt. I will not give you a rose or even flowers. Our love is forever. So here is a Nokia phone."
"I love you because...you woke up and took care of Lydi at 5:00 AM :) xoxo."
"I'm bananas for you....Let's never split."
"I tasted it. No poison. -Prince Charming"
"Sorry about your bad day...But you're still the person that makes the sun shine in my life. P.S. I love you."