Hope you all had a lovely day yesterday, folks. Our valentine’s day was not overly eventful, but sweet nonetheless. The hubs and I aren’t huge over-the-top romantic gesture type folks, but try to make sure we appreciate and show a little love to one another everyday. However, it’s nice to have an excuse to do something a little extra special in the middle of gloomy, wintery February.
As per usual, I did a little homemade gift. Since we got married last August, we have talked about putting together some monthly “date cards” so that we go out and do something a bit out of the ordinary once a month. Six months into married life, and we still hadn’t checked that off the to-do list. So, I put together something similar, but not as prescriptive: a date jar. I filled it with ideas for dates (pink = outdoors; blue = indoors). That way, when we need a little bit of inspiration (ie. not just “dinner and a movie”), we just have to pull an idea out of the jar and go for it. I also kept some blank paper aside so that if we hear about cool things to do around Ottawa, we can write it down and throw it in the jar so we don’t forget. It’s like a little bucket of inspiration.
You can make this jar without buying ANYTHING. I used a leftover tomato sauce jar (make sure you have cleaned it well!), some decorative paper, and double-sided tape to affix the “the date jar” label.
And the verdict? The hubs loved it. Thought it was super sweet and promptly put it out on display in our dining room.
After work, I came home to find a little valentine’s day bundle… flowers, a sweet funny card, some delish chocolate, and a note that he has a date planned for next week. Since the hubs was working until around 9pm on valentine’s day, I happily smelled the roses, read the card, and ate the whole box of chocolate while watching HGTV. Once he got home we hunkered in for a romantic comedy on netflix. Perfection.
I love having fresh flowers around the house, don’t you?
So how was your valentine’s day? I hope it was full of the people you love! Any fun dates or homemade gifts? Do tell.