Handmade gifts including a Words of Affirmation Message of some sort are my favorite to give. Drawing attention to all the things we love about someone or highlighting the positive character traits we recognize in them is one of the most generous, uplifting things we can do for one another. Don’t you think?!
Don’t you think?!
It’s fun to give these handmade Things I Love About You or I Love You Because ____ gifts when celebrating a Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day OR at an Off to College or Going Away party. But, let’s face it, “Just Because” gifts are the BEST! This gift combines an encouraging message, the kindness of time and effort spent making it with the element of surprise.
Bam! Triple threat baby!
I’ve made similar gifts for years, but haven’t taken pictures of them. Thankfully there’s this little website called Pinterest … ever heard of it? 😉 There are many amazing ‘Things I Love About You’ & ‘I Love You Because ____’ Gift Ideas there for inspiration, so I thought I’d compile a few of my favorites for you here.
To make a Things I Love About You Birthday Gift or I Love You Because ____, write one trait or affirmation for every year of their life. Here are some examples:
- Happy 21st Birthday! Top 21 Things I Love About You:
- Happy 30th Birthday! 30 Things I Love About You:
- Happy 40th Birthday! I Love You Because _____ *then write 40 attributes about them.
- Happy 50th Birthday! 50 Reasons I Love You:
- Happy 60th Birthday! 60 of My Favorite Things About You:
You could also bullet the list in a Birthday Card, on paper (preferably decorative heavy weight), or write each characteristic on a small piece of paper, fold them up and put them in a glass jar.
Best gift ever!
TAKE ACTION: If you want to bless someone with the affirmational Things I Love About You gift, similar to those highlighted, but don’t have the time or energy to create it, grab some paper and bullet out all the things you love about the person your giving it to. Simple as that. Seriously.