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Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I’m a hopeless romantic at heart who loves all the cliches Valentine’s Day brings. From flowers and candies to “I Love You”. I love all the love!! After being with a guy for over a decade I find, as much as I enjoy the hearts and flowers, I also enjoy the little things love offers. Love doesn't have to be a huge gesture of opulence it can be as simple as a handwritten love letter or a home cooked meal. I want to take a personal moment on the day of love and share with you my favorite Valentine’s Day gift of all time.

My husband and I are high school sweethearts. We were together for ten years before we got married and will be married four years this May. When I first started dating my husband, back in high school, I used to receive a bouquet of roses every Valentine’s Day that my husband had delivered in the middle of class. This went on until we were freshman in college. In college money was always tight so he’d buy me a card and candy and take me out to dinner. Something simple and easy. When we eventually got married my husband began to argue he didn't have to buy me a gift to prove he loves me one day out of the year. He believes he shows me his love  everyday. Not to mention my birthday is a month from Valentine’s Day and he’d rather go big on the gifts then. Realizing he may have a point, or maybe he was just trying to get out of buying me more gifts, I made him a deal. I told him he didn’t have to get me jewelry or flowers, but he did have to write me a love letter. He agreed to this and so I waited on Valentine’s Day for the love letter from my husband. What I got was something way more creative, thoughtful, and totally Jay. After three years of marriage it's the gift all my girlfriends look forward to and envy. It’s my very own Valentine's Day cards written and designed by Jay himself.

You see Jay likes to pick themes for his cards. Our first year of marriage the Hobbit was coming to theaters and he had me read the book out loud to him every night before we could go see it. We also binged watched the Lord of the Ring’s series so we were fully caught up. This prompted the first theme for his Valentine’s Day card:    

Our second year of marriage, Jays theme was hands down the best one yet and everyone's favorite. On our second Valentine’s day 50 Shades of Gray came out in theaters promoting this card from my husband:

Last year, Jay chose a theme from one of my favorite guilty pleasures, romance novels:

My husband has a wacky sense of humor and I love that instead of a simple love letter he finds funny and creative ways to tell me how much I mean to him every Valentine’s Day. I can’t wait to see what he has created this year and I’ll be sure to share it with you all. I wish you all love and happiness on this Valentine’s Day and I hope you take a moment to appreciate and share the love with the people around you.  


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