Ways to Say "I Love You"
Expressing your love is essential to make your relationship last. Saying, "I love you" means the world, but there are other ways to show you care. Communicate your love and affection through both words and actions. Here are a few creative ways to say, "I love you," that will help strengthen your relationship.
Schedule Time for Each Other
Block out an evening once a week where you are there for your love no matter what. Let him/her know that they are more important than anything else and that your time together is sacred. Don't let anything get in the way of your night together.
Cook His/Her Favorite Meal
This says you've been paying attention, and it says “I love you.” You know what his/her favorite is and you've taken the time to figure out how to make it. Call his/her mom if need be. Making a meal is special regardless. You're making an effort to take care of your sweetie. The fact that it’s a favorite is icing on the cake.
Some candles, flowers, and a bottle of wine will make the night even more special. The meal can be as fancy as you make it!
Leave Love Notes
Hiding notes in his/her briefcase or leaving them on the pillow is a great way to say “I love you.” Maybe even write one in lipstick on the bathroom mirror. Write how special he/she makes you feel or a thank you for a nice night out. These little surprises will make your sweetie feel extra special and remind him/her you care.
Make a Love Coupon Book
These make a great gift. Make a little booklet from some construction paper. On each sheet write something that your sweetie can redeem from you. These can be as tame or as risqué as you like. Some ideas might include: "Good for one long snuggle by the fireplace," "Redeem for a hot lunch delivery," or "One free walk on the beach."
Whisper Sweet Nothings
Your sweetie needs to know how much he/she means to you. Anytime is a great time to say it. Whisper sweet nothings whenever you can: on the couch, at dinner, in line at the grocery store, or driving to the in-laws.
Say “I love you” with something you've made just for him or her. Spend time to make a special keepsake for your sweetie. The sky's the limit on ideas here: DIY Valentine's cards, handmade scarves, beaded bracelets, or customized picture frames. Head to the craft store and see what projects you can find.
Pack a Picnic
Surprise them with a picnic! Pack a some treats in a basket or cooler and whisk your love away to someplace special. Try to find fun foods or some of his/her favorites. Maybe chocolate -covered strawberries, finger sandwiches, grapes, or heart-shaped cookies? Go to a park, garden, or look-out point. Make sure it's a meaningful or especially pretty place.