Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love Messages

This year for Valentine's Day my husband and I are starting a new tradition. Instead of buying each other cards for birthdays, mother's/father's day, anniversaries and of course Valentine's Day, we are going to write each other messages in a journal. We end up just getting the same cards away. This will be simpler, an easier keepsake to keep, a lot less expensive and much more meaningful. I was hoping to pick it out together on a Valentine's date, which we are hoping will actually be on tomorrow.

As a side note, we try to celebrate Valentine's Day by focusing on God's love for us instead of having a romantic love, so we usually go out to eat as a family. This helps keep the focus on God, and not imbeding in the children the need for a romantic partner to fill apart of this holiday (I know they are young, but this is when their ideals form). Of course my husband and I go on a date, but we fine it more fun to go out to eat when it is not so crowded. It is something our children should see us do regularly away, not just on Valentine's Day.


  1. Great idea Karen! I love the "love" journal! I think I may just start one for my husband and I as well!

  2. This is such a nice idea, Karen. I may steal it=). This year Will did something along the same lines for me. He bought a small journal and wrote quotations from Christian writers, Bible verses, and quotes from good Christian songs (mainly rap songs...he, he, he- There's good doctrine in those). So, it's like a devotional book for me. I just got it today and am looking forward to reading it.

  3. It is not my original idea, I read about it in the Family Fum magazine. Feel free to use it, that is the purpose of the post :-)