365 Days of Love Letters


We’re still trying to get on top of our finances after moving to Pensacola and having a baby and all of the unexpected expenses those major life changes incurred. (I’m not complaining. Life has been an adventure!)

But this Christmas was destined to be a frugal one. Which doesn’t, by any stretch mean a poor one!

I set out to make my husband a gift from scratch, and to keep the gift under $20. And I succeeded! I bought a large wall calendar with extra space in the day boxes for notes, and then I spent the month of December folding origami envelopes, and stuffing them with tiny little love notes. I glued the envelopes to each day, and sealed them with tiny heart stickers. 365 love notes in all!


I didn’t realize what a large undertaking this would be with five needy cats attempting to eat my project and / or sit on my lap… not to mention the wriggling infant princess constantly needing love and attention. But it was fun and I know it will be a worthwhile gift that keeps on giving every day that Jonathan opens his love notes to see my silly little ramblings.

For the love notes, I listed reasons why I love him, fond memories we’ve shared, naughty coupons, lyrics to our favorite songs, prayers and blessings for him, and all kinds of geeky, silly quotes from our favorite movies. I thought it would get difficult to think up original things to write, but at the end of my love notes for 2014, I was sad that I didn’t get to write EVERYTHING I’d planned to!

Along with the seashell décor I gifted to my friends and family, this was our most inexpensive Christmas, and yet it was the richest I have ever known. With our new darling daughter, this season was most certainly merry and bright!


Have you ever made a DIY gift from scratch? I need more ideas for future holidays. 😉

Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

7 thoughts on “365 Days of Love Letters

  • 30 December, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Awww, such a lovely gift my darling! I can’t wait to open my very first note on the first day of the new year!

    • 1 January, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      I’m so glad you like it my love! They are short messages, but sweet! I love youuuuu!!!!!

  • 26 January, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    This is so cute! I will definitely have to attempt this!

  • 27 January, 2014 at 3:34 am

    Those are adorable! I’ll have to keep them in mind come Valetine’s Day!

    • 27 January, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Better get started now then! lol.. I was surprised as how time consuming it ended up being!!

      • 31 January, 2014 at 4:41 am

        Gah! Really!? Will do then!

        • 31 January, 2014 at 3:36 pm

          If you end up making these, share pix!

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