Flower Note

The Art of the Love Note

by Becky on March 30, 2012 · 1 comment

in Parenting, Traditions

Remember when you used to tuck a little note in your second grader’s lunch? I often wrote silly little poems on index cards and slid them in between the sandwiches and Teddy Grahams, content to think about the big moment of discovery.

Love note from mom with Mom in focus

Well guess what? My big kids love love notes. They do! Sometimes I bury them deep in a sack lunch. Sometimes I leave them in other spots. For my two Big Girl Valentines, I wrote love notes on February 14th and left them perched on their respective pillows, along with six roses each. The title of both notes: “Six Reasons You Are More Beautiful Than These Roses.”

Rock the notes. Pop them in lunches, prop them on pillows, post them on mirrors. For a son, something simple, left on his desk: “I’m honored to be your mother.” He may not say anything, but he’ll log both the gesture and the sentiment.

Try it, and let me know how it goes!

Love note from Mom with room and flowers in focus

Jen Piatt May 28, 2012 at 3:42 am

I distinctly remember my mom leaving notes in my lunch box – it is one of my fondest childhood memories. In fact, I can vividly see the color of my lunch box, where I was sitting in the lunch room and what lunch she packed for me on one day when she left a very purposeful note in my lunch box. I think in the busy, hectic day to day life it is easy to forget about the simple gestures as a mom that leave big footprints on our children. I LOVE the idea of the roses – I will tuck this one away for when my little girl is older. For now, I am going to remember to leave those notes in the lunchbox sent to preschool.

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