Family Love You Box

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It’s Love Box time! For the record, ANY time of the year can be love box time.

Everyone likes to hear why they are loved and appreciated, right?  And philosophically, everyday should be Valentine’s Day…so we’re stretching out the reason for the season for 2 weeks at our house. We’re setting up a “love box” right in the middle of our island. A LOVEly writing activity to practice sharing our affection for our family of five. Kids (and adults) actually need practice expressing their emotions and finding ways to celebrate one another.

It’s easy and frugal! We used an empty tissue container and added some paint courtesy of three happy painters. A teachable moment to practice teamwork for design and application.

You could use any valentine box design, shoebox, cereal box, or a plastic container..or skip the painting and use a vase or pile the folded notes on a pretty plate.

To make it special (and easy for all) I printed and cut these “love note” starters. I’ll share them with you too! CLICK HERE for an easy print out for the “I love you because” slips. 

Fold it up. Don’t forget to put the name or initials of who you are writing it to since we’re putting them all together in one big Love Box!  Collect LOVE NOTES from now until Valentine’s Day!  I think we’ll have our big LOVE reveal after dinner, before dessert! We’ll take turns pulling out a love note and reading it aloud. And we’ll oooohhh and ahhhhhh. There will be roses and fireworks and helicopters take us to tropical islands…no, that’s a different show. We will mostly laugh and eat dessert. But everyone will feel special, and we’ll thank God for that;)

Parent Trick: I will do a sneak count a few days before the reveal to make sure the kids are about even. Doesn’t have to be perfect, but I don’t want anyone to feel less loved.

Here’s your love note!

If you are reading this you are either an old friend or a new friend and you are a special part of my day!

Happy Valentining! Shelisa

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  1. Shelisa:
    I LOVE YOU BECAUSE your creativity and positive attitude always inspire me and your stories never fail to crack me up!

  2. What a great idea! I just love this. Thanks!

  3. I think we may have to do the ‘love box’ for just the two of us since we are on the grad school budget!! I love this idea, I bet the kids like it too. I can see their little faces giggling as they read these notes to each other.

    I LOVE YOU BECAUSE you give amazing ideas for me to put in my back pocket for whenever my turn to be a wife and mother comes along 😉

    • Jenna, I think you two should totally do the Love Box for VDay! Thank you for being a reader;) I have no doubt you will be an outstanding wife and mother, because you are a great friend!

  4. What a fun family project. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  5. What a fun and fantastic idea!! So clever and this will be fun on Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  6. I love this! I host a weekly meme called Thematic Thursday. Each week has a theme and this would be perfect for this week’s Valentine’s theme.

  7. Awwww…. I LOVE this!! Pinning and sharing on Playdough to Plato’s FB page Monday morning. I can’t wait to try this with my boys in a few years. Thank you for sharing!


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