Never underestimate the value of showing the special people in your life how much they mean to you, especially on days they wouldn’t expect it—beyond the “hallmark” holidays. Take the time to create a Just Because card or album and see the enjoyment it will bring to you and those who receive it.
Everyone experiences times of feeling lucky or happy with a loved one, but too often the opportunity to express it just slips away. Tell your boyfriend, husband, life partner that you love him and all the reasons why. Sending a Just Because card outside of the typical times of year brings an unexpected joy that can mean so much more. Include a recent photo that captures not only a precious moment, but the feelings you have each other. Even better, create a whole photo book of memories together.
For our last anniversary, I gave my boyfriend an album of our memories. In the back, I included a long letter expressing why I love him more and more each day. It was a pleasure for me to put it together and it brought him so much happiness as he leafed through the pages. He said the book was the most sentimental gift he had ever received. With that response, I’m not sure who was more thrilled! I will definitely consider making another one for him in the future.
Do you have a friend you haven’t spoken to in awhile but your feelings for her haven’t changed at all? Send her a card letting her know much you still appreciate the friendship. She’ll love receiving something in the mail and be touched by how personal it is. I just did that for a friend from college that I had lost touch with over the years—it was so special to get her call after she read my card. We laughed as if not a day had gone by since our college years.
Why wait for a birthday, Valentine’s Day, or Christmas to let those in your life know you love and cherish them? We are so busy these days, it’s easy to lose the personal touch of letting our loved ones know we care. Time to break the mold, think outside of the box, and start celebrating Just Because!
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