I wanted to throw an idea out there that I came up with starting from my husband and I's very first Valentine's Day together. Before my husband and I had our boys I would set up a little mailbox for each of us where we would write fourteen things that we loved about each other, fourteen things for the fourteen days in February before Valentine's Day. It became a fun little thing to open on Valentine's Day either before our date or after, I myself was excited to see what what he would come up with on those little notes. This definitely makes me feel special every year and reading those words of affirmation/love notes coming from my husband really make me happy. Especially when I'm having a rough day and I'm exhausted, opening that little mailbox here and there always puts a smile on my face.
After babies I decided, why not keep up the now tradition and make little mailboxes for them as well? We started the tradition with them last year and I decided to decorate our boys mailbox with a picture of each of them. In the past I had always just written our names on the front but I really liked the visual effect that their picture had. Plus how adorable are they?! On Valentine's Day before Mama + Daddy went out for our dinner date, I read the fourteen things (even though there's tons more) that I LOVE about each of my babies. They loved it! Our oldest giggled the whole time and I could tell it made him feel really special, our youngest didn't really understand but he laughed along with his brother which is adorable! Here's the recap of our mailboxes from last year! I'm excited to share the ones I've come up with for this year as Valentine's Day draws closer!
You could make these for Valentine's Day or any occasion really, this year I have already started including the boys even more and having them write (I'll be writing for our youngest!) a few things they love about Mama + Daddy and each other.
* Mailboxes from Target * Look for them in the dollar spot section, they offer super cute ones every season!