as most of you know, andrew and i have been together since we were freshmen in high school. just a few months ago we celebrated being together for ten whole years! one thing we used to do at the very start of our relationship while in 9th grade as mere 14 year olds was write each other love letters throughout the day and deliver them spontaneously. sometimes i would get a note in between classes, and other times, right before volleyball practice after school. it was kind of our "thing," something we each looked forward to each and every day.
i still have all of these handwritten love letters in a box embellished with x's and o's, along with mod podged magazine hearts. from time to time we get them out read them for a laugh and a smile. through reading these letters, it is amazing to see how much we have grown up, not only on an individual level with regards to our maturity, but also as a couple. one letter we read started out saying, "i love you so much and i am so sorry about not sitting by you at lunch today! ...forgive me?" :) our love has grown so incredibly deep over the course of this past decade, and these letters capture the first stages of our butterflies-in-my-tummy, innocent, young love. they are quite precious to us.
i decided to bring back the idea of spontaneously dropping little love notes for my main squeeze here and there throughout our home.
...inside his tie drawer here...under his pillow there...
and while i was at it, i decided to paint them, thereby turning these little lovelies into pieces of art for andrew to take to work as a visual reminder of how much he means to me.
here is the process if you would like to make some love letters of your own!
coffee is an essential ingredient to any craft, of course.
the more imperfect the hearts...the better.
now for the words. check out pinterest to find some beautiful quotes, scribble down special memories just between the two of you, tell him what you love most about him, and quote a poet, or two! ultimately, have fun and don't stress about how fancy your letters look. he will appreciate the message above anything else!
i hope you find some inspiration in this DIY and happy crafting!