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Project: Pocket Love Notes

Show someone in your life how much you love them with these very special love notes. This is a great tradition to start on Valentine's Day, but it can be continued throughout the year.

Give just one card or bundle a whole collection together to make someone smile. Hide them in a jacket pocket, backpack, or lunch box. Or, leave a stack in a pretty dish on the bathroom counter. Let the kids choose one after brushing their teeth, just before bed. Place them by the front door to give to visitors or to kids on their way out the door to school.

Gather together
20 white, unlined index cards
5 sheets of stationary paper with roses or hearts, cut into quarters
20 heart shaped stickers
Colored markers, paints or potato prints for decoration


1. Fold the index cards or small slips of paper in half.

2. Inside write, "I love you because…"
Or, write words of encouragement such as,
"I believe in you," "You're the best!" "I know you can do it!"
You can also write love quotes. I've listed several here below.

3. Fold your message in half and seal it with a heart sticker.

4. Decorate the outside of your secret message using colored markers or potato prints.

What a precious way to show you care! Happy Valentines Day.

Love quotes

I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Roy Croft

You're nothing short of my everything.
Ralph Block

Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Janos Arnay

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
Francois Mauriac

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau

And when love speaks, the voice of all the gods makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.
William Shakespeare

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
William Shakespeare

One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved.
Romain Rolland

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

For more great ideas, visit our Article Archive.

About the Authors: Rondi Hillstrom Davis and Janell Sewall Oakes are the co-authors of the award winning book Together: Creating Family Traditions. To check out their website that's jam packed with family ideas, visit

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