Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Love Mail

When I was little, getting mail was the most exciting gift I could receive.  I don't know what it was exactly.  Probably just the idea that someone out there had me in mind.  Be it an invitation, a birthday card, or letter from my grandmother (with a one dollar bill no doubt!) I was always thrilled. And that exhilaration still lives on today!  (This does not include bills or junk mail of course!)

My guess is that I am not alone in this.  

Something many people don't know about my husband is his obsessive compulsion over the mail.  I call it this because if it were up to me, the mail would be picked up, oh say about once a week (clearly I am not getting enough fun mail!) But Ramy can't wait to get his hands on it every day!  He will literally come home at midnight from a 10 hour flight, walk in the door, put his luggage down, give me a kiss and ask where the mail is.  So this year for our anniversary, in lieu of a card to hand him, I thought I would send him some mail.  I tore off a page of my desk calendar, circled our anniversary date and wrote him a sweet, simple note.  On the bottom, where the day's to-do list goes, I wrote in my plan for our day!  

Date Night Tip - Create some exciting date night anticipation by sending your mate a note in the mail.  Not only will he/she have a cool nostalgic surprise, your mate will also have a handwritten note - not something we get so often anymore with all the technology these days (unless it's "pick up milk on your way home" scribbled across a post it.)

Oh, and Ramy loved the surprise!


  1. Love this idea. When Dean & I were first dating we would write each other letters and cards quite regularly. Some of the best gifts were the hand made cards he sent. I think this might be something I need to do again.

  2. WoOT! I love this idea.

    Along the lines of "love note" I have a "love tin" this is a GREAT idea if your partner's love language is words of affirmation. I modge podged scripture, love quotes, etc on the tin and cut a slit in the the lid. when i felt something affirming towards Blake I would write it down and slip it in there. its great for him to check when he needs affirmation and great for me to check when I need to remember why I love him so... :)

  3. B Creative - I like the Love Tin idea...and words of affirmation are well received in this household. I am going to have to add that to the nightstand! Thanks for the tip!

  4. I send Billy love letters on occasion. He always calls me super happy that I wrote him, it means so much more than a text message. I will have to plan out a super fun date when he gets to Austin and send him a letter detailing it! :)