Saturday, November 19, 2011

Quick & Easy Holiday Appreciation Project

Hello my lovelies!  I'm sooo sorry I've been absent for so long without warning.  I thought I'd be around more now that I'm getting used to my schedule, but I had a big event at work and then I had to drive up to Missouri for my sister's wedding and then when I got back I got a cold.  Excuses, excuses, I know!  My apologies.

But today I'm here to share with you a little Thanksgiving project.  In the holiday rush, it's really easy to take for granted all the help your significant other gives to you, so I did this for my boyfriend to let him know how much I really do appreciate all the little things he does for me.  It might also make a good idea for an anniversary or Valentine's Day or "just because," too.  It's a really simple way to show someone how much they mean to you and it takes hardly any time at all.  So, are you ready?  Here's what you'll need:
  • Scrapbook paper of your choice
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Step 1:

Make a list of all the reasons why you're thankful for your significant other.  They can be serious things or silly things.  Think outside of the box!  My list ranged from saying thank you for my boyfriend doing the math at the grocery store and eating the dinners I cook even when they turn out awful to putting straws in my drinks and kissing me goodbye in the morning.  Every little thing counts!  In fact, the smaller the reason you're thankful, the better it will probably make your significant other feel!

Once you have all your reasons, write them on your scrapbooking paper with marker and number each one.  Then cut them out with scissors.

Step 2:

Hide the slips of paper all over the house, car, or wherever you think your boyfriend might find them!  Use the tape to attach them where you hide them so they won't get lost and vary how well you hide them.  I left some in pretty much plain sight (like on his desk) so he'd find them right away, and then hid others in one of the back pages of his textbooks I knew he might not find for a good while.  I also hid a bunch of them in spots that made sense with what I was thanking him for.  For example...

"Thanks for putting straws in my drinks." left inside the package of straws.
"Thanks for making me sandwiches." left inside the deli drawer.

"Thanks for making me cookies." inside a bag of chocolate chips.

"Thanks for sending me text messages throughout the day." on his phone charger.
Step 3:

Wait for your thank you notes to be found!  Since they're numbered, your significant other will know that they've found them out of order and there are a bunch more lying around!  It makes them feel appreciated, and it's a lot of fun when they find them!  I hid mine about a month ago now and my boyfriend is still finding some of them occasionally!

And now...THANK YOU for still reading my blog even though I've been MIA.  It really means a lot to have you all as readers and I appreciate your patience with me as I'm adjusting to my new working life!

Happy Thanksgiving if I don't get the chance to stop by again before then!  Thanks for stopping by. :)



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