Why I Love You Valentine

A valentine idea for your sweetie —

The reasons you love them, handwritten on a heart-shaped card.

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  1. I love this idea and your small writing has quite an impact. Looks like lots of stuff written there!

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  2. Rachel, as always, I love this idea! This is a great idea – SO doing this.

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  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Very sweet!

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  5. Sandra Gonzales says:

    Ahhh l’amour.

  6. I’m so glad you like this idea. If you try something similar, start soon. Don’t wait until Saturday afternoon, because it takes a little longer than it looks. It’s definitely worth doing.

  7. Rachel, I bet it took some time to do this–the results look fantastic, and I can’t even read the words. I’m thinking a piece of recycled paper would work well…

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  8. Thanks for the awesome idea. I am going to work on one of these for me sweetie :)

  9. The photo does make it look small, but it’s really bigger than it looks. I don’t write that tiny!

  10. swoon and sigh. is it TOO selfish of me to want to be the recipient of this rather than the giver?

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  11. great idea – thanks for sharing!

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  12. This reminds me so much of our dating days! :) Great way to bring some romance back!

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  13. So cute! One thing I do sometimes for a letter or card to a friend is write a Bible verse or saying on the back of the envelope in swirly directions/shapes. Taking the time to write down all the things you love about someone is a great way to not only touch their heart but also remind you of how blessed you are as well. Have a lovely Valentines!

  14. How many reasons did you put on the heart? I ask because I’ve seen that idea where you write 365 reasons down on little slips of paper, put them into a jar and read one every day. That seems like fun too.

    Aren’t you concerned that your SO will come to your blog and see this?

  15. Christine, I have no idea how many there are. Doug will read this, but fortunately this isn’t a new idea. I gave this card to him for a previous Valentine’s Day, and I talked to him about sharing the idea here.

    That’s a great idea to put the reasons in a jar.

  16. Wonderful idea! I love writing in that similar style on cards (usually in a circular pattern) but I had never done it for Valentine’s Day, on a heart-shape, none-the-less. What a cool effect.

    Thanks for you great blog – I always enjoy your simple but brillant posts.

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  17. Happy Valentine’s Day! Thank you for the idea.

  18. I love your idea…so much better and personal than a $4.-$6. store bought card! This is a card he’ll never discard! Thanks for sharing the fun idea. I’ve done something similar in a list format, but the heart is so appropriate for Valentine’s Day!

    Also, thanks for all the creative, fun, simple, affordable ideas that you share on your blog! I hope you keep it up after baby number two…I know you’ll be busy…but maybe you can find a weekly blogging time that works for you (I’ll keep my fingers crossed). Your little Lane is just adorable!!!

    All the best,

  19. Thanks so much Nikki! I definitely have plans to continue blogging. I’ve been thinking of ideas I can write about in advance so I can keep it up while I take some time off with family.

  20. i love this idea. so. much.

  21. What a truly lovely idea! I’m going to start working on something similar right now.

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  22. wow! that’s a lot of writing!
    I did a scrapbook once and wrote 100 things I love and 50 things that bug me.

    How are you feeling these days? are you getting your energy back?


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  23. i LOVE this idea! thank you for sharing!

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  24. what an awesome, loving, inexpensive, but oh so meaningful gift.

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  25. What a fun idea. I still have time to put this together! Thanks.

    And I’m excited to be teamed up with you at Inspired at Home!!

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  26. My husband craves words (well not ONLY words ;) ) thank you for sharing such a cool idea!

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  27. Oh, LOVE this!

  28. So sweet! I created a similar card for my valentine (husband of 7 years!) and posted it on my blog. I went in a simple circular pattern. It was really nice to sit and think of all the things I wanted to say to him. Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. Thank you so much for this idea! I did it for my husband and he LOVED it! He hasn’t stopped smiling!

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  30. Wow I wish I had seen this before Valentine’s day! Just found your blog from a link on twitter.

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