are you curious yet?
around this time six years ago when i was in university, i made a collection of folded miniature red origami stars. you know the kind - you make them with one long strip of paper and write secret messages inside. i made about sixty and inside, on each strip of paper was a reason i love him. some big things, other's small details. i presented them to him in a jar on valentines day and he opened one a day for two months. doesn't that sound awesome? to wake up each day and get to see a reason your partner loves you (at the time we lived an hour apart so it worked even better). i mean come on - that's a great gift!
you can put pen to paper and write out as many as you can. or, you can take more time - over a period of about month or so write down a thought in your notebook or smartphone whenever you think "i love when..." or "i love how..." (start now for valentines day!) things like "i love how kind you are" is good, but a better example would be "i love how polite you are to cashiers at fast food restaurants" or "i love when you offer to make me hot chocolate every evening." (real life examples of why i love my husband, yay!). because isn't it the specifics that we really want to hear? we all want to know why someone feels about us the way they do and if it's more precise, it's easier to know why they choose to be with you (and not someone else is is also kind). i think deep down, we all just really want someone to know us and our little quirks (good and bad).
so again, here's a video. and as it recommends, you should make the strips a bit smaller...it's actually easier when the paper is tighter together. have fun and let me know how it goes.
*crossing my fingers that i receive this for v-day. anyone wanna send this link to my husband??