In my life, what matters to me the most is the people I love. Hence, it is important to protect the love (and keep it burning). From them, I’ve learned that when you have passion, it is easier to keep love alive. Here are my 5 love tweaks.
Love doesn’t have to be expensive.
1. Pieces of Love
Buy an empty jigsaw canvas (I got this from Daisou). Write / draw your ‘secret’ message on it. Scrambled the pieces and secure them with a neat red bow. Imagine the smile on the face of the receiver when he / she solves the puzzle! Priceless.
2. Love Coupons
Can’t find a shop selling gifts designed for special couples like you and your loved one? Bring back the ol’ skool scissors, glue and paper to make fun, flirtatious coupons that last throughout the year, keeping your romance alive n’ kickin’! For BFFs, simple change the messaging. i.e. “One B*tching Session”.
3. The Game with No Rules
Who says love has to have so many rules? Sometimes it is good to remind each other that it is okay to take it easy on each other. Arrange a new set of chess pieces on a cake for two, and enjoy breaking all the rules together; as you engage in a chess game without checks!
4. Fresh Cards
Never forget the magic of handmade cards! Gone were the days we still give big greeting cards. Trim a small piece of thick leftover paper. Punch a hole. Insert a small sprig of fresh herbs from your kitchen / garden. Tape it at the back to secure. This idea can also be used as personalized placement cards for your guests when you throw a cozy dinner party!
5. Silver Peppers
Let’s face it – No matter how beautiful a house is, live in it long enough and at one point you will get bored of it. Add some sparks into a space-too-familiar and surprise your partner / family members when they come home by simply adding in a new element. Buy fairy lights and insert it through a net, just like how this D.I.Y lamp does its brilliant trick.
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