The longer we've been together it seems the harder it gets for me to shop for Kyle.
Oddly enough, the opposite seems true on his end.
This year I really had no idea what to get Kyle, plus he's bought himself some bigger things he wanted recently.
I had already decided to do a few little things (although I don't know what exactly), but I wanted to do something else as well.
I was reading Rachel's post about her and her husband's Christmas countdown and thought it was such a cute idea.
I was just having trouble thinking of what all to add to it.
Later that same day I came across this pin from the Dating Diva's.
Both ideas focused on doing a countdown with things you could do with/for your spouse.
|I didn't have a good spot, so it's squished onto my picture hanger. You can see the numbers ready to go!|
I decided to combine both ideas to make mine.
I came up with ideas based on the five love languages.
1. Acts of Service- things I can do for Kyle. I included physical touch in this category such as a foot massage.
2. Quality Time- things to go do together. Not all of these are Christmas related, but it's a great way to make sure we get in some of those activities.
3. Words of Affirmation- Some days are just notes about what I love or am thankful for or about him.
4. Gifts- most things in this category are small treats or desserts we don't normally have.
Each category is typed in its own font and they are spread out so we don't have two things in the same category back to back.
I printed it out on cardstock and then printed a simple green border with the date on the other side.
Now we just have to wait for December!
Kyle doesn't seem too thrilled yet, but he has no idea what the cards contain. All I've told him was that starting December 1st he gets to flip the card every morning to see what that day has. Hopefully it'll end up being something exciting for him!