Valentine’s Day: I Love You Because…

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I am a big believer in the power of words and truly believe that it is our words that can be our greatest gift to the people we love.

I have been writing this same letter to my husband for Valentine’s Day for many years now.

And I save each year to look back on – to see how things have changed and how they have stayed the same.

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We say “I Love You” each day to each other.

But during Valentine’s Day – I like to take the time to tell him WHY I love him.

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From the simplest of things of always remembering the things that I continually forget, or doing the laundry on the weekends, to being an amazing father and husband.

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I don’t think that love should ever be taken for granted and there is value in me taking the time to think through why I love him as well as him being able to read why.

And for the last few years, I have been writing a similar version for our children as well.

And it doesn’t have to fancy or on linen paper, it just needs to be from your heart.

If you are wondering, the font I used is Callie Hand and the swirls at the bottom and for the bullets are Old Retro Labels – the letter “Z”.

How about you – want to join in?  I will be using the hashtag #Iloveyoubecause between now and Valentine’s day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (LPatFindingHome).

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About Finding Home

My name is Laura and I have been running a small interior decorating business since 2004. I have always had a love for decorating but I never fully realized it until about 10 years ago. I live in New York with my husband and two daughters. They support me and encourage me at every turn. I have always loved the “hunt” for the next treasure, especially when you have to get down and dirty to discover it. I feel like it is time to start taking my business in a new direction. I am not sure exactly what that will be, but this blog is about that journey. About finding a sense of home, a place where we belong and can most be ourselves. Thank you for being part of my journey.

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  1. Laura,

    Your photographs are AMAZING!!!!! And I love your love story! What a beautiful post!


  2. Toni C. says:

    Thank you! I’ve been thinking and thinking of something sweet and meaningful to give to my best friend this Valentine’s Day…he’s a simple man with the biggest heart and the absolute love of my life. It just so happens that our 10th Anniversary is on this Valentine’s Day, too. I’m totally “swipping” you sweet sentiment and making it my own. He will truly love it. & I already downloaded the font :)

    Have a beautiful weekend! T.-

  3. Beautiful!!

  4. Such a beautiful idea!

  5. I love this! As someone a bit more “mature” (never old!) I so agree with sharing your love with everyone that is important to you. Letting people know the “why” means so much. This letter is a wonderful example! Thanks so much for sharing ~


  6. Loved this. Was inspired to do my own for my love. No linen paper here, but a paper towel dipped in coffee and rubbed on some plain copy paper did the trick. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I also love written notes. They’re much more meaningful than a store bought card.


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