February 14, 2017
As wedding photographers, Jon and I love a day that is dedicated to saying “I love you” to those you care about, so we are fans of Valentine’s Day, but, more than Valentine’s Day, we are fans of saying, “I love you” in the every day. Last year our family decided to take a year off of making purchases. We will share more of this in another post, but the primary reason was to regroup where we placed our importance and wanted to focus on experiences over things.
This time of no spending aided in compiling this list of ways to show love to each other without making a purchase. In honor of Valentine’s Day here are our top 5 ways to love on your special someone:
These are all things that feel extra special, but there are every day habits too that you can incorporate into your day that help put your spouse first. Part of saying “I do” every day is loving your person better than you love yourself. Taking time to ask about their day, and really listen goes a long way. We have some rituals that probably seem silly to anyone else, but to us, they are what makes us, US. We always kiss three times in a row. We won’t leave the house without a hug and kiss goodbye. We always call each other on our way home to see if the other needs anything while we are out. I hope you all have little rituals that you can hold on to that make you guys who are you are as a couple, those little gestures that say “I love you” without having to utter the words.
Happy Valentine’s Day friends! I hope your day has lots of little moments that make you feel special and adored.
Amber (& Jon!)