Hey CKers! Deena Boese here hoping everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! I always enjoy when my kids get home from their school Valentine’s party, dump out their entire box of cards on the living room floor and proceed to reread each and every card they received from their friends. There’s just something special about getting a note from a friend or loved one, isn’t there? No matter how old we are, we never seem to outgrow it.
So in keeping with that spirit, I thought I’d share a tradition we have in our home. The “love note” tradition. Writing little encouraging notes (scribbled on a dry erase board or tucked into a lunchbox) is something we have always done. And the kids love it! I’ve caught a child reading and rereading a little note written on their dry erase board…sometimes walking by JUST to read it again. And our daughter loves to spend time rummaging through crumpled and water stained notes I’ve put in her dad’s lunchbox. The problem? These little notes tend to get erased, damaged or lost.
Solution? I digitally designed 3×5 cards that I print in multiples and have ready to encourage family members. I then adhered a mini clothespin on every bedroom door where I can “clip” the little surprise love notes.
The best part? Since the cards are 3×5 they fit perfectly into a recipe box! Each family member has their own so the notes can be saved and revisited whenever they need a little encouragement.
These cards are also fabulous to pull out and use on a scrapbook layout!
The kids have recently gotten in on the action and have been writing each other notes as well! It’s been a great way to teach our children to look for the positive in people and encourage others whenever they can.
Click here to download these free love note journalers and start your own tradition or simply use them as journaling spots on your next scrapbook layout. I hope you find them useful and enjoy leaving surprise “love notes” as much as we have!