How to K.I.S.S. with Love Notes
What’s the K.I.S.S. Method?
Originally a military design principle meaning “Keep it Simple, Stupid,” the acronym can be adapted to a more polite “keep it simple and sincere.”
Why You Should K.I.S.S. in Relationships
The entertainment industry spotlights grand gestures as the epitome of romance, so it’s common to aspire to such standards. While I’d never discourage you from secretly booking an anniversary trip to see the Northern Lights in Norway, I’d also caution you to not overlook opportunities to express love simply and sincerely day-to-day.
In my experience, relationships survive and thrive on those seemingly insignificant daily demonstrations of love, not the elaborately orchestrated events.
Love Notes: A great way to Keep It Simple and Sincere
The most effective way to express love to your partner, parent, child, or friend is to “keep it simple and sincere” in his or her love language. Not sure how your loved ones prefer to give and receive love? Check out our article on Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages here and take a brief quiz.
Luckily, love notes can be multi-lingual. They are sweet, surprising gifts (Love Language #1), with heartfelt words of affirmation (2). Often, they invite more quality time (3), acts of service (4) and/or physical affection (5).
Love Note Ideas
Not sure how to compose a love note? Check out our ideas below to kick start your creative juices.
We’ve also provided a bulletin board full of heartfelt message tags- cleverly made with felt hearts- in our waiting room this month (see image above). Feel free to stop by and take a tag for your loved one.
1.Leave a reminder of your love on the rear-view mirror.
2. Use a toothpick or paperclip to etch a sweet message on a banana (within an hour, it will turn brown).
3. Stick a post-it on your partner’s laptop screen.