Chad’s 2017 Valentine’s Day Gift: A Love Note Across The World
For Valentine’s Day this year I decided to jump on the bandwagon and do the “A Love Note Across The World” as a gift to Chad.
I had seen a few people post about it and after one of my friends asked me if I could do one of Oahu for her husband for Valentine’s Day, I decided what the heck, this is a super cute idea! I’m doing it too.
But Danielle, we still don’t know what “A Love Note Across The World” is . . .
For those of you who don’t know what the “A Love Note Across The World” is, it is when someone writes a letter to so and so’s loved one, from the person asking you to write the letter. Now, the person who is writing the letter lives somewhere where you don’t (hence, “a love note across the world“) and takes a picture of the letter in some landmark or with a pretty background representing where they are from.
So, how do you pull this off? Well, I seriously have no idea who started this but my friend who asked me to do the one for her husband was part of this Facebook group with a ton of military spouses across the US and other military bases around the world so I joined that group.
UPDATE 4/3/2017: The Facebook group I used has been archived by the creator of the group – it is no longer in use but you can still visit the group by searching “Military Edition: A Love Note Across The World.”
In this FB group, there were two photo albums, one being your request (for example, my request was “To Chad From Danielle”) and the other album had every US State and all these countries around the world. For each state/country, someone would volunteer to write letters from that place. When you saw someone volunteer, you would write on the post your request, “To Chad From Danielle” and after they take the picture, they post it on your request picture in the request album.
I know, I am doing a horrible job at explaining this! It’s easier when you see for yourself . . .
But what does the love note say?
Perfect question! I was just getting to that. Each love note is set up like this:
Danielle’s love for you is so BIG, it has reached South Africa!
Yes, I did get one from South Africa thanks to my sister-in-law! So you will have letters like this from across all the different states and countries! A love note across the world . . . <3
Below are pictures of Chad’s 2017 Valentine’s Day Gift – A Love Note Across The World!
How I Created The Booklet
To create this Valentine’s Day gift for Chad, I originally wanted a scrapbook type deal but Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabrics and all the other major craft stores do not exist on this island . . . Yes, you
heard read that correctly . . . Hawaii does not have those major craft stores. There are a bunch of local craft stores but they are all so far from where I live so I hardly (never) go to them.
So, with that being said, I stick with Target, Walmart and TJ Maxx when I am trying to get crafty.
Target didn’t have what I was looking for in terms of a scrapbook or even a photo album and I didn’t even look at Walmart (because really, if Target doesn’t have what I am looking for . . . I’m not expecting Walmart to . . .).
I picked up some double sided sticky tape from Target as well as the fun Valentine’s Day theme stickers. I picked up the notebook from TJ Maxx and decided it was the best I was going to find the day before Valentine’s Day.
So I just taped the pictures to the paper, added the fun stickers around it, wrote Chad a little note in the back and called it good!
I was actually pleasantly surprised with how it turned out! Once it was all together it looked really good!
And that is Chad’s 2017 Valentine’s Day Gift – A Love Note Across The World!
Thank you to all my family and friends who helped me pull this off! I tried to include pictures of the notes I received from everyone I personally know so if you don’t see your note, let me know!
How do you think this gift turned out? Would you consider gifting it to someone you love? Let me know what you think by commenting below!