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The cards my husband gives me are some of my most cherished possessions. Thank you to Hallmark for sponsoring this post so I can share how much they mean to me.
After 15 years together there is one thing I know for sure… he loves me.
We always say “I love you”. Maybe 10 times a day. Maybe more. But that’s not how I know he really loves me. It’s in the little things he does everyday and in the words he says when he signs the cards he gives me.
Pete’s not the type that posts on Facebook or even to say out loud how much he cares. It’s just not his style. He’s more open to sharing how he feels in writing a couple times a year on a special card, and I’m totally okay with that.
The gifts he gives me throughout the year are always so thoughtful and I appreciate them, but the real gifts that I look forward to getting from him are the words he says in the cards that come with the gifts. I think he knows it too!
One of the most special cards he ever gave me was for Valentine’s Day 2006.
I had always felt that we were missing someone in our family, that we needed to have another child. Pete, being the practical one when it came to these things just kept thinking “3 in college, 3 weddings, 3 of everything”! I just kept thinking 3 to love.
It took him a little while to warm up to the idea… but when he did he waited till Valentine’s Day to tell me and he wrote it to me in a beautiful Hallmark card!
Then when our little one joined our family he found the perfect card to give me to celebrate our new baby girl. I still get happy tears thinking about it all!
I love my big stack of cards that Pete has given me throughout the years.
I love to go back and read them to remember all the special moments of our life together. From the cards when we were dating to anniversary cards, they are all great… but my favorites are always the Valentine’s day ones. Some years they come with a bouquet of sunflowers and sometimes alone, but I don’t really care. It’s the words I really care about and will cherish forever.
This year when you are thinking about what to get your loved one for Valentine’s Day remember to #PutYourHeartToPaper on a Hallmark card. Start a new tradition (if you don’t already give each other cards) and really tell the other person how much they mean to you. They are words they will treasure forever! You can visit HallmarkHoliday.com for a store locator to find the nearest location to buy a Hallmark card and much more to inspire you this Valentine season.