Hallmark Valentine’s Day Challenge: Are You Up For A Little Romance?

I don’t care how long you’ve been married. I’m going on 13 years. Of course I KNOW that my husband LOVES me. I mean… that’s a given. But sometimes it’s nice to hear it. Sometimes it’s nice to see it. It’s nice to be courted again. I like to remind my husband that we are still dating – despite the wedding ring that he placed on my finger.


 I’m not saying it always has to be unicorns and pixie dust like it was in the beginning. That can be so exhausting to keep up with, right? But little gestures here and there can make a BIG difference in one’s heart. It can fill you right up!

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What time of the year is it? Think about it — you know where I am going with this. I want you to make a promise to yourself and to your spouse. That you will use this Valentine’s Day as a jump off point. As the start of something new and fresh between the two of you. It’s important to say how we feel. It’s important to hear how others feel about you.

I encourage you to use this holiday as a reason to express exactly what makes your clock still tick after all these years. I LOVE writing these lists for Bill. I really, really do.

They change from time to time. Sure, there are some staple answers that tend to repeat when I rewrite my love note. But that just means that he is who he is and I love that about him STILL after all these years.

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So, how do you get started?!

Easy! Hallmark has an easy way to get those creative juices flowing.They’ve created the  #PutYourHeartToPaper campaign and I am ALL FOR IT!  Simply head on over to one of their stores and pick out a card that reflects your relationship best.

Doing this step is so much fun. AND PS – try not to bring the children when you go in to make this purchase. You will want to take your time and read through the selection that is offered. It’s plentiful and it’s all awesome. There are cards that are short and sweet and there are cards that are long, deep, and meaningful.

It’s up to you how much you want to give away in the very beginning. It’s sort of like the wrapping paper to your very special gift.

Then – go home and write up your list of wonder. All the things that makes your spouse the amazing human being that he/she is. And let me tell you – no tidbit is too small or large.


I love the way you bring me a cup of coffee in the morning.

Your husband might view that as a daily habit and nothing more. He might not even recognize that you appreciate his gesture anymore. Let him know that it still means something to you. We all want to mean something to somebody. Remind your loved one that he / she still does.

This Valentine’s Day, don’t just say I love you.

Express how you truly feel.

Put your heart to paper.

Yes. Get the flowers and the candy. Absolutely go for the big ticket items if you can afford them and if that’s your thing. But don’t forget the written word as well! You can’t forget the card.

You can’t forget your love note. That’s TRULY what Valentine’s Day is really about. Hallmark has a full selection just waiting to be leafed through.

And PS – your note doesn’t have to rhyme. Although, if you are so inclined… it would be fine. Line by line. Just like mine. (boom)

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