Now that it’s February it’s time to talk about love and cute shit like that, right? Am I right? I’ll throw some cuteness your way and talk about some inexpensive Valentine’s Day gifts! Valentine’s Day is totally overrated lol. Of course it’s adorable to make an effort to celebrate your love on February 14, but there’s so much pressure to make sure you get each other the perfect gift. If you end up getting spoiled like crazy, then good for you! Soak it up and love the moment, but sometimes exchanging a more thoughtful gift is better than an expensive one. If you haven’t read My Love Story (do it) then you don’t know I’m in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend who lives in LA and I live in Canada. Our trips are always special because we hardly get to see each other, so celebrating one day of love almost seems a little silly to us. Technology makes long distance a thousand times easier and even though you may be hundreds of miles away, you know at the touch of a button you can see each other’s faces and feel a little closer to home. I try to imagine what LD would be like back in the day when couples sent letters in the mail and patiently waited until a letter came in response. It would take weeks and maybe even months to hear from each other and that just seems like craziness (now that’s love). With all this thinking, I thought it would be the cutest thing to send Tim (my boyfriend) letters and cards in the mail. I would never tell him when I sent something so it was a nice surprise when he checked his mail. Sometimes he doesn’t check his mail box everyday, so when I feel like the letter should have gotten to him by now, I know he just hasn’t opened up the mailbox. Ugghhhh…men. By now he has a nice stack of cards and it’ll always be cute when you go back and re-read them. It keeps the spark alive and gives you warm little fuzzies in your tummy!
I love buying Papyrus cards. They are always designed so beautifully and I especially love the ones that are blank inside so I can write an adorable, heart-warming message. I’m not gonna lie, with the lack of writing I do with an actual pen, my lines are always crooked and my hand starts to cramp in less than a minute. Respect to those in college who still giver with a good ol’ pen and paper (ouch!). Once I have something written out, I’ll pop it in the mail about a week before the date you actually want them to get it. So yes, you will have to be a bit more organized! It’s such a simple, inexpensive, and special thing to do even if you live in the same city. It might even be cuter if you live in the same city because it’s more unexpected (that’s just me though!).
Another idea that I love, is buying a deck of cards and on each card you write something you love about your partner. For this gift I bought Disney cards because Tim loves Disney (I mean who doesn’t). You’ll be surprised how fast you come up with 52 things you love about him/her and if you can’t think of things it’ll force you to write something other than “I love your smile”. Get fun with it and say “I love the way you steal my socks when yours are all dirty”. Good luck trying to fit all that on one card. It’s like how Twitter forces you to cram everything you want to tweet about in 140 characters. It’s tough, but when you fit it all in, you feel so accomplished (that sounded wrong, but ayyyye!). You could always send this as a little package in the mail too, or wrapped as a gift and read them out together. It’s the best!
Try one or both! Guaranteed they will love it, and you’ll love writing it out, too!
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