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Small But Mighty Ways To Say I Love You

January 01, 2015
Legend has it that Valentine’s Day used to be about celebrating simple acts of love and kindness. Somewhere along the line it turned into a high-pressure holiday with quite the price tag. Let’s ditch the craziness and get back to L-O-V-E. We’ve collected small gift ideas that pack a big love punch to prove that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a lasting impression. Try mixing and matching these tiny gestures to show your lovelies how much you care.

Hide and seek love notes

Nothing is sweeter than being surprised by a love note. Leave messages of love in funny places for your sweetie to find throughout the day, like on the bathroom mirror, hanging in a Ziploc® brand bag in the shower, on their cereal spoon, in their jacket pocket, on the bottom of their shoes, in a gallon size Ziploc® brand bag at lunch, or simply in a midafternoon email. You’ll have fun thinking of what to say and where to put the notes, and they’ll feel special all day. Hide and seek love notes

The quickest way to their hearts is through their stomach

Start the day on a charming note. Serve a “hearty” breakfast that will make them smile—like heart-shaped pancakes, waffles, or French toast. Or try this egg and toast “heart in a nest.” Pick Valentine's themed meals for lunch and dinner, too, like heart-shaped sandwiches or pizza.  The quickest way to their hearts is through their stomach

Stack the Deck with Love

All you need is a deck of cards, this template, some glue and 52 reasons why you love your Valentine and you’ve got a super cheap, super thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift. You can be as intricate, simple, sweet or silly as you want. Whatever you choose, your Valentine is sure to cherish this gift forever. Stack the Deck with Love


  • Deck of cards
  • Glue

  • Scissors

  • Hole puncher
  • Binder rings


  • 1 Brainstorm 52 reasons you love your Valentine
  • 2 Type each reason on this template
  • 3 Print
  • 4 Glue each reason onto your card. If you want, you can attach importance to each card (Aces are big reasons, Jokers are funny reasons,) or you can just glue away!
  • 5 Punch three holes at the top of each card, aligning them correctly so they’ll fit through the binder rings evenly.
  • 6 Present your present!