What mom doesn’t want Mother’s Day to last all year long? Well, I’ve got a cheap, easy and super thoughtful Mother’s Day idea for you that keeps the love coming the whole year. It was my husband’s gift to me last year:
On Mother’s Day, my husband gave me an envelope with a little note inside that said something about me that he loved. Then he told me that I would get a note every Sunday for a year with more reasons why he loved me. I looked forward to finding my note every Sunday. He tucked them in a different spot each week for some extra fun. He dated every envelope and sometimes I would find a month’s worth of notes at a time and I could only open one a week. Sunday is my last note:(
The notes were simple yet sincere. They ranged from the silly (“I love that you regularly spill food on your shirt”) to the sweet (“You are my best friend”.) My husband was cute to time the dates of certain notes with special events. For example, the week I had a huge event to pull off, he wrote “Your attention to detail with big things is unmatched.” It meant a lot to me that he knew what my stresses were that week. I saved all the notes in a small photo album so I can reread them regularly.
I love that it is not too late to pull off this sentimental gift for wife, mom, grandma, or mother-in-law. All you need is some index cards and envelopes.
I suggest knocking all the notes out in one sitting so that you don’t chance forgetting. Or at least do a couple of months at a time. Then stash your envelope pile in a drawer and just get one note out every week. Make sure to keep a running list on your computer of what you wrote so you don’t repeat yourself.
This year we adapted the idea for my mother-in-law because it seems like she already has everything. Between my husband, my kids and me we came up with 54 love notes for Pam. (I counted all the Sundays from Mother’s Day to Mother’s Day.) We put them in individual envelopes, dated each one with a Sunday date to help her keep track, and then bundled the package with a cute bow.
I hope she likes her love notes as much as I did.