Love Affirmation Mini Series
So as we chatted about the other day, you don't need a major holiday to show your family you love them. I know I know you are thinking you're the CEO of your house, you are mom. That is showing them love daily.
True. Very very true. However, I believe very strongly in the book "The Five Love Languages". If you haven't read it, you can get it here on amazon, for your kindle or this is the hard copy version. I HIGHLY suggest reading it, if you or your spouse doesn't feel totally "fulfilled". It is how we each give and receive love differently and sometimes, we give how WE would like to be loved, not necessarily how THEY like to be loved. There are also love languages of children, and this is what this project is for...
My kiddos are very different, while they have some similarities my middle girl especially loves to be told what is lovable about her. It is another "words of affirmation".
So in the spirit of carrying on this series, I am going to show you what I did for Valentines day for them. My Affirmation Door
I plan on doing it every year, however I also plan on carrying it out in future years, all of February, I mean it IS the shortest month of the year!! And my girls woke with a bound each morning!
The best part, you don't need any fancy tools, though they are fun. I did use my Silhouette Cameo for this, but you can just as simply cut your own hearts out.
I would suggest taking one night and cutting out ALL your hearts, so you aren't like me scrambling each night to make em . It really will save you some time! But I took a heart for each girl and every night I would write things I love about them on it. I would title their mane and what day number they were on.
They LOVED hunting for their new heart each morning.
My oldest asked that I don't throw them away, so at the end of the month, I plan on taking them and putting a hole punch in the top and taking just a small ring, the cheap kind you get at Hobby Lobby in the jewelry making section...and putting it through so they have a little book to look at through the year with everything I love about her/them.
Go ahead, try it for just two weeks, and see how it fills your child's love tank up!!
Let me know what you find :)