Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.
As a military couple you know how special your time is together. You want to tell your spouse how much you love them.
Here are 29 simple ways to do so.
- Leave them a love note. Leave love notes around the house for them to find. Put some in their suitcase if they are about to go somewhere. They can find them and read them later on.
- Make their favorite meal. Everyone loves to eat a good meal. Cook up their favorite without telling them. They will love to see that you thought about them enough to plan their favorite meal.
- Send them an email. If your spouse is gone, show them love by sending them a quick email. Tell them what you love the most about them.
- Send them a text. Text messaging is also a great way to share how you feel.
- Write them a love letter. If you have more time, write them a love letter. Make the letter at least 3 pages and then either send it to them in the mail or leave the letter out for them to read when they are home.
- Do the dishes. Sometimes doing a chore your spouse normally does themselves can help show them love. This takes the stress off and they will be very happy you took the time to lessen their load.
- Tell them. Sometimes just stopping them in the hallway and saying, “I love you” can mean a lot. Especially if you both have been really busy lately.
- Buy them something cute. Does your spouse have her eye on some cute earrings? What about some new pens? Surprise your spouse with a small gift.
- Clean their car.This is a great way to show someone you care. Wash their car for them so the next time they go to drive somewhere the car feels nice and clean.
- Buy them a book. Does your spouse like to read? Buy them a new book. They will love that.
- Give them a framed photo. These always make the best gifts, especially if they are deployed or away from home.
- Pack a care package. If your spouse is deployed, send them a love-themed care package filled with goodies.
- Write “I love you” in the snow. If there is snow, write how much you love them in the snow, take a photo and send the picture to them if they are not at home right now.
- Take care of the children for the night. If your spouse is normally the one to handle bedtime, offer to take over. Having a break from the kids works wonders.
- Flowers. Always a good way to let someone know you love them.
- Chocolate. Who doesn’t like chocolate?
- Have lunch together. Plan to meet up with them during the workday. Have a nice lunch date. Lunchtime is a great way to spend some time together.
- Draw a picture. This can be a fun gift. Draw a picture of your life together.
- Do their laundry. Take this chore off of their plate. Do their laundry for them, fold it and put the clothes away.
- Give them a hug. Very simple but does the trick.
- Give them kisses. Random kisses are a great way to show love.
- Be there. Just be around, be open to talk, be there for them.
- Tell them what you love about them. Sometimes we get so busy with life. Spend some time telling your spouse what you love about them.
- Watch a movie together. Pick something out after the kids go to bed. If they are deployed make plans to watch the movie and talk about what you thought about it afterwards.
- Watch their favorite TV show with them. Sometimes showing love is sitting down and watching a television show we might not enjoy that our spouse does.
- Send photos. If they are deployed, send them photos on a regular basis.
- Send a homemade gift. Make something for your spouse. They will love the item knowing your hands made something for them.
- Find songs that remind you of them. We don’t make mixed tapes anymore but we can always send a playlist of songs that remind us of them.
- Plan a vacation. Pick a place you have both wanted to go and plan a trip. This is a great way to show love to each other.
Even the simplest of actions can go a long way when celebrating how much you love someone. Whether they are home or in a faraway place. Take the time to tell your spouse how much you love and care for them.
What are your tips and tricks for keeping love alive in your military marriage?