Monday, April 30, 2012

We don't do cards.

A few years back, my husband and I made a decision to stop doing store bought cards to and from each other, and also from our kids.  After reading an idea in Real Simple Magazine, we decided to take a different approach.

I bought two journals in the office section at Target.  One for me, one for my husband.  My journal is at my bedside, and his is on his dresser--easy access for our kiddos and each other.  Whenever we feel the urge, we write notes to one another.  We also use this forum on birthdays, Mother's and Father's Day, Valentine's Day, Christmas--and everything in between.  I love it.  As in, best-idea-ever kind of love.  My husband had a birthday a couple weeks ago.  He took that opportunity to look back at all the other notes, at the handwriting changes, at the drawings and doodles.  A book filled with love and sweet things, just for him.

We both are sentimental fools, and consider them total treasures.  I know as the years pass, that book will only become more loved. 

Enjoy your day!!!


La bottega di Melany said...

i think it's so sweet...i hade a similar journal with my first boy friend. We wrote each other on a journal....wonderful...:)

created by ~donnaK said...

What a beautiful tradition. I love cards and make them often, but ...I always have a hard time creating the right one for my family members, this might just take the place of a card from now on. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

What an amazing idea!! I'm going to mention this to the kids and see what they think. Love it!!

borcherding said...

oh man...I LOVE this idea!!

Tracie Livermore said...

What a great idea! Will let the kids begin decorating their own journal immediately! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!♥♥