Do you leave small notes or letters to the ones you love? If not, you should. I think many of us have forgotten how important these small gestures are. Something that is written down on pen and paper shows you took time and effort and it does so much more. Let’s look into the importance of love letters and some ideas on how to use them.
My husband wakes up very early in the morning for work. So, most of the time I am not awake. Every now and then I will leave him just a small note by his keys letting him know I love him and hope he has a good day.
My mother use to leave us notes in our lunch boxes at school. Although mine are home schooled, I carry on that tradition by leaving notes here and there. There are many occasions where a little note left somewhere can really brighten a day.
One of the best gifts I got from my grandmother at graduation was a photo book filled with photos and notes she had collected for me from the first day of school onward. I still have it to this day.
I have carried on the tradition by writing letters to my children on their birthdays or special occasions. These are not letters I intend for them to see just yet. I have them tucked away and will give them to them when the time is right.
You can create these types of letters for anyone you love.
Writing in cards
One thing I love about the cards from my mother is not the card itself, but the words written inside of it. No need to spend money on expensive cards. Get one at a dollar store and write a kind word to someone in it. Think of something you admire about the person or what you love about them and tell them how you feel. Take advantage of wedding and baby showers to write a loving word to a friend or a family member. That card increases in value by your words to them.
My final words
I am a huge advocate of reverting some of our habits back to the old ways of living. I love technology, but we are quickly forgetting the meaning behind many of the things we have done in the past. Think of how many times you have gone through items and found documents and pictures of your past. Words on paper are very meaningful to others. Think of all the times you have read something or looked back on a memory that warms your heart. It feels good to know you are loved and cared for. These memories fade away and disappear on a cell phone.
I know I have become guilty of being lax on these things. I need to start showing my love and appreciation more often. It only takes a few minutes of my time. I do not know about you, but I want my memories to last. I want my friends and family to have pieces of me to look back on.
I have something I call a memory box. I have one for myself and one for each of the kids. In it, I keep all of those important cards and letters. My memory box is filled with cards from my grandmother who is passed away. It is nice to see her words on paper and remember how good she was to me. I have pictures, notes from friends, and a few other small things. I also have art projects and letters my children have wrote to me. I keep the kids’ boxes for them for now. When they move away, they will get their memory box so they can continue to add to it.
Our words and pictures have so much meaning. We need to make sure we have copies of these things for people to reflect back on when we are gone. I think our children,family, and friends deserve it.
God wants us to show love to others and love letters are one special way to do it. We also need to feel love. Love comes from the goodness of God. Do you know Him? I never leave a post without saying how much I love God. He is the best cheerleader and therapist I have ever had. He has given me a gift and He will also provide it to you. Know and grow with God today!
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