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39 reasons why I love you

I love my husband. And he knows that. But on his birthday, I like to make sure he knows it in more ways than one. So this year I sat down and wrote out 39 things I love about JR, since he turned 39 this year. (I take it as a good sign that 39 things came fairly easily.. maybe it will get more difficult when he is turning 87?)

Here's how to make your own...  Grab some strips of paper, some colored tape, and some string. Then write 39 things you love about the birthday boy: traits you admire, things you know will make him laugh, add some serious things as well. Lay out some string and tape your strips in order, from number 1 to 39 (mine were about 18 inches apart).

Hang your string up using a little more tape. I put mine up all around our living and dining room, since it's the first room my husband enters when he comes home. They make a festive little garland, and later that night JR walked slowly around the room reading all of the messages.

When I took the garland down a few days later I saved all of the little strips, tucked them into an envelope and stashed it in my husband's desk so he can reread the things I love about him anytime he likes.

And because so many of you asked.. I got my tape as a Christmas gift from here.

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Reader Comments (53)

This is such a loving idea! What a lucky husband!

09.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

I'ts beautiful!! I see this link in a blog of a friend with your adress, and I love this idea !! Thanks, and sorry my English.
Diana, Spain

10.6.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

I loved your idea so much that i did the same thing for my husband! THanks for sharing! :)

I posted about it on my blog too! http://www.bkjohnfamily.blogspot.com/

10.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKendra

This blog is very educative,the posts are also educative too. thanks very much.I will tell my friends about it so that they can come and read this educative articles too

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10.13.2010 | Unregistered Commentersalma2010

Love this idea!!!!!
I will do it also for my husband, his birthday will be in few weeks

10.15.2010 | Unregistered Commenterlosviajesdelucas

I love this idea.. I trying to think of something special for my man's birthday and I was going to write a card with all the reasons that I love him.. I think I will do this instead.. Great job... My man will be 53 but it still wasn't difficult to think of reasons...

10.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterHisgirl

just wanted to share i am looking forward to doing this for my husband very soon. thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas so wonderfully!=)

10.21.2010 | Unregistered Commenteramy

This made me start crying as soon as I started reading the little notes. (25 weeks pregnant, I cry at everything... in a good way!) How sweet. One of the sweetest most thoughtful presents you can give. Thanks for sharing this.

10.25.2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatois

This really is a sweet idea. I think I will do this for me husband on his next birthday!

11.1.2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

Great idea! My dh is turning 40. I think this is a wonderful way to remind myself of all the reasons I chose him!!

11.1.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBelinda Fireman

i featured your cute idea on my blog today.

p.s. also loving the word of wisdom site you started!

01.14.2011 | Unregistered Commentervirginia

the is such a sweet idea. i can tell as someone who's been on the receiving end of love notes like these (one for every day of the year to me from my husband), your husband will cherish them.

i love this idea...i used it as inspiration for my son's birthday countdown. thank you for sharing! i blogged about it and posted a link to your post!

10.20.2011 | Unregistered Commenterhave a lovely

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