Okay, the days are planned out. Feel free to copy mine or make up your own:
Feb 1 - You Have My One Heart - heart shaped chocolates (Dove) in cute red/pink/white takeout box. Heart decoration over his mirror. Box and decoration for $1 each at Target.
Feb 2- For just the Two of Us - invitation in calligraphy on nice card stock to my homemade valentine dinner. Include menu and two candles, and bottle of sparkly.
Feb 3 - The Three necessities for our next date night - 2 movie tix and a box of Red Vines.
Feb 4 - Four Beautiful Children (and one cute wife)- head shots of the kids and me taped to the inside of his windshield. I might even write with lipstick on his windshield
Feb 5 - Five (x2) fingers - massage lotion from Bath & Bodyworks
Feb 6 - Six candy bars in a candy gram - things like Big Hunk, Twix, Sugar Daddy etc. No, I am NOT telling you what I am writing!
Feb 7 - Seven freshly made orange or cinnamon rolls. Hide the rest for later.
Feb 8 - I'll love you for Eternity (Eight on its side). This will be a home made Valentine card.
Feb 9 - Nine Items for Breakfast in Bed - 3 egg omelet with spinach, mushrooms and feta (that makes 6), sourdough toast (7), orange juice (8), broiled fresh pineapple (9)
Feb 10 - 10 - Ten Things I Love About You written on beautiful card stock and propped on his pillow to find when he gets home
Feb 11 - Eleven Reasons we are grateful for our dad and husband Family Home Evening. The kids will be involved with this one. I'll let them run with their imaginations and each come up with something. We will also be reading scriptures about the importance of fathers as well as “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”. You can read that here:
Feb 12 - Twelve Hugs and Twelve Kisses. Hershey's Hugs and Kisses (12 each!) in another cute little takeout container. DH shares all chocolates with the kids. As long as it isn't dark chocolate, I have no problem abstaining.
Feb 13 - Thirteen Ways To Say I Love You on Post-It Notes. Start researching languages now. Make sure you write down what language it is. If your DH speaks a foreign language, be sure to include that one in the thirteen languages. Be silly and go for pig latin. Be creative with drawings of ASL signs. Write it Korean/Chinese/Japanese if you know the calligraphy.
Feb 14 - A letter expressing how much I love him and a note to remind him to meet me for dinner at a certain time.
Other Ideas from last year: hide red note card around the room with your fave romantic movie quotes, sonnets, Shakespeare, poetry, and sayings for him to find. Click on my 14 days of Valentines label to see past blogs for more ideas.
There you go. Get started! Next week I will post menu ideas, including what I am thinking about to serve this year.