Handwritten love notes a thing of the past?
In our modern-day society, text messages have replaced phone calls. Emails have replaced written letters, and social media has become the way we stay connected to our loved ones; as opposed to picking up the phone, or meeting with family and friends.
Technology is convenient. But it can’t make a person feel: loved, the warmth from a hug, or hear the sincerity in one’s heart. Seriously, how many people have taken something you “typed” the wrong way?
The Art of Handwritten Love Notes
Most people want to know they are thought of, loved, and that they matter. Sure it’s easy to get caught up in all the have to’s of life. Yes, we have to work, yes we have to go to school; yes, we have to take care of our physical bodies, and yes, we have to make appointments.
But, how do we do those things and still make those who matter to us feel important?
In previous blogs, we have given simple ways to make time for what matters. However, today we want to focus on the art of handwritten love notes. More specifically, the effect they have on the ones you love.
Love Notes For Everyone
When you think of a love note, don’t just think about giving a love note to a spouse or significant other. Think about a love note for your children, your parents, or to a friend who may be going through a difficult time.
A handwritten love notes cost you nothing but time. Yet it can make all the difference in the world to the receiver.
When we first learned about the priorities of God, I sought God for creative ways to show how much I love my husband and children.
During the times I knew my husband needed encouragement, I would write a handwritten love notes and leave it in his lunch bag. Then I started leaving love notes just because I liked the element of surprise.
I’d leave notes on his steering wheel at night, so when he would leave in the morning, there would be a note from me. If he had a late night meeting I would even leave a love note with his pajamas on the bed.
To spice things up a bit, there were times I would spray my notes with my perfume, or kiss it with some lipstick. One day I wanted to look up a scripture and his Bible was the closes to me. When I opened it, guess what I found? That note with my lipstick!
The Impact of Handwritten Love Notes
Seeing the impact on my husband, I began to write and leave notes for my kid’s. On the days I knew they were having a test, reminding them to do their best and let God do the rest!
I started to mail handwritten notes to friends, I knew that needed to be encouragement and to be reminded that God loves them. Now I keep a nice stash of note cards, on hand, so that I’m ready at any given time to give a love note!
In The End
Now that our kids are young adults, they notes for us, and when it comes to birthdays or special occasions, they even write personal notes in the cards. Talk about positive duplication!
“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.”
~ Proverbs 25:11 (KJV)
As a society, we’ve lost the art of handwritten love notes. But, let’s turn the tide and start a new trend! Take a few minutes today to write a handwritten note to someone letting them know they are loved.
~ Timberley Gray