It can be so easy to skip over the little things and settle into a comfortable routine in a marriage, but I'm learning how important it is to keep those little traditions alive. When I look back at that canvas or at those cards I'm immediately reminded of why I married this awesome man. For Valentine's Day this year I wanted to find a new and creative way to put my feelings into writing. I found this sweet little photo easel on Tiny Prints and fell in love.
We did a low key Valentine's dinner at home since we were leaving the next morning for Cambria. I lit some candles, made some short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes & lobster tails, and set the table with the easel at the centerpiece. I love that it was another opportunity to reuse our wedding photos and the re-writable surface allows us to change up the message. For now Tyler has it sitting on his desk at work and he loves having that daily reminder that I'm thinking of him.
I'm trying to get better at finding little ways to show my affection for Ty. Printing pictures, writing love notes, and giving each other small gifts may seem like little things but I'm learning more and more how important those little things really are.
What are some little ways that you show the people around you that you love them?