Writen by: Unveiled Wife On September 12, 2012

Simple Ways To Tell Your Spouse I Love You!

This morning I spent some time on Pinterest and a photograph caught my eye – a photo that I have seen quite a few times circulating before, but for some reason I was captivated by its message.

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“i love you”

Said so simply, yet so beautifully.

As I read those three powerful words, I thought to myself, “I love you” can be said so simply, yet how often do I allow opportunities to pass by to say them in marriage?

I admit I get stumped when I try and think of creative ways to say those words to my husband, but I want to try more.  I desire to be a wife that never gives up on sharing these words in a captivating way that will prove to my husband I love him just as much as the first time I said those words to him… if not more!

Let’s help each other out!  Below are a few simple ways I found on Pinterest to say “I love you!”  {Please add to these with any creative suggestions you have by sharing in the comments or linking up!}

Feel free to share these with your husband as ways he can say to you “I love you!”

- Pick a flower and tape a small tag to it that says “I love you”

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– Use a pen to write on the tips of your spouse’s fingers on their left hand I O E O and then write on the tips of their left hand L V Y U – then have them put their fingers together to see the whole message!

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- Use a small spiral notebook to share an alphabet “I love you” book.  Each page should have a large letter and underneath it write a reason you love your spouse.

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- Print out the words: I love you because… on a cool paper and place in a favorite frame – set it where your spouse will see it (a night stand or kitchen counter) then use a dry erase marker to write why you love your spouse.  You can also use a chalk board.

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– Take a picture of yourself signing “I love you” and send it in a text to your spouse!  I did this once and made my husband’s day!

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- Say it with food!  One example is a getting a piece of bread, butter both sides, cut out the middle in the shape of a heart, put it in a pan and crack an egg in the middle!  So good and says “I love you!”

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- Share mirror messages!  When the steam of the shower covers the mirror say “I love you” so that when your spouse takes a shower next your message will appear!  My husband recently did this for me and it melted my heart! You could also use a dry erase marker on the mirror!

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These are just a few ways to tell your spouse I love you!  Let me know if you use any of these ideas or if you have any of your own that would be great ideas to share with the UW Community.

You can follow me on Pinterest for more inspiring ideas as well!

 

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  • Hermarís Pabón Bobé

    I love the egg inside the toast… Now I gotta find a way to show my husband without him noticing LOL I can’t do that to him because he does not like fried aggs and toast :/

    Thanks for all these ideas

  • Hermarís Pabón Bobé

    I think the photos are a very cute way of showing love. There are TONS of “L-O-V-E” photos that do not resemble sign language and we understand them since it is just a cute, fun and different way of showing it

  • Hermarís Pabón Bobé

    I don’t think she was trying to offend anybody, plus is something cute to do not a Sign language class

  • Hermarís Pabón Bobé

    We do the same! :)

  • Laura

    Jennifer I thought that was precious! What a great idea! I’m sure the board of ASL would not mind you being kind to your husband. If they have a problem with “short handing” your text messages than they missed the point. I can’t imagine why that was offensive to anyone. Besides, if your husband is like mine- if I had sent the 8 text it would have actually taken to tell my husband I love him he would have been confused and lost the sweetness of the message. I don’t usually respond to unnecessary comments people make, but you were so gracious to apologize when I don’t think you needed to. Thank you for the great ideas!

    On a side note, we keep a dry erase marker in the bathroom and we often write prayer requests or “to do” items, but also sweet love notes to each other. It’s a nice surprise to wake up to a kind word on the bathroom mirror before getting ready for the day.

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    I totally understand and I am sorry for offending. These photos were taken years ago as a text sent to my husband… I was just being cute and silly for him. I never thought I would have been posting them for others to see. I respect ASL and again I am sorry for offending, that was not my intention at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelsey.swan Kelsey Kay Swan

    It’s offensive to see that you can’t even make the effort to learn seven simple signs in American Sign Language. Please learn the language if you’re going to post it on the internet.

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    That is adorable!!

  • http://www.lovingheartcollection.com/ Jean Schnaak

    I was trying to create a simple way to tell my husband that I loved him while he was traveling which to my surprise started my journey as a jewelry designer.  Eighteen years later he still wears his tiny heart pin inside his jacket over his heart as a private symbol of the special bond we share. I wear one too.

  • morgan

    i love you is so important. next month my husband and i have been married for 2 years. we say it every day. and i pray that it continues!

    morgan
    http://quitetheblog.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000388693984 Christy Burtch Sanders

    I text my husband and told him I loved him and I appreciate him being so supportive of me (you know trying to confess the right things) well tonight I just asked him did he get it he said yeah I said soooooooooooo???? he said oh! I like it and went back to sleep :( yep that hurt my feelings

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    So cool!!

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    I think the journal idea is amazing! I’ll have to try that! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    That’s great! I love that!

  • Charlotte

    I did the photo one… Except I took a picture pointing to my eye, one making a heart with my hands and one pointing to the camera and sent them to him on a text. He loved it! x

  • http://twitter.com/DarbyDugger Darby Dugger

    I love creative ways to express our love and commitment. My husband and I have a picture frame in our room where we leave each other little notes (similar to one of your pinterest photos). In our first year of marriage we started a journal where one of us would write a love note to the other and then it was their turn to respond. Almost eight years later it is so fun to look back and have all those love letters in one place to see how our love has matured through the years (and children!).

  • K_S

    I am looking for a job in Graphics. My husband
    doesn’t have any idea how to use a computer and has a hard time accepting that
    job resume’s are submitted online more then by hand now a days.

    It is so frustrating looking for work. My
    husband has been trying to “figure out and fix” this problem.

    In an effort to let him know that He is and
    will always be the love of my life and that I think he is one smart and sexy
    guy… I asked him for help in my job hunt. Mostly because he wanted to fix it
    for me and because the first half of our marriage I didn’t value him as I
    should. So just about daily he comes home with ideas of places to check, or he
    is talking to guys at work to see if they know of a place. Honestly sometimes
    his efforts drive me nuts because He gets “a feeling” I should check
    out a certain place.

    But who knows – one of his leads may lead me
    to my new job. And I know it makes him know he is important and I value his
    opinion!

    BTW we just celebrated our 30th! And I have to
    say – My husband is pretty amazing!

    Kathy

  • april

    Great ideas! I love these. My husband and I say I love you all the time, so early on to switch it up I started saying, “Always remember and never forget that I love you.” Now sometimes rather than simply saying I love you, we will only say (or text or facebook) always remember OR never forget. It’s like our own secret way of saying I love you!

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