**Quite a few people have asked what I put inside my envelopes to represent the dates. I have pictures, programs, gift cards, copies (temple recommend), directions to the place of the date (hike), then the home spa night has a little gift in it. You could pretty much put ANYTHING into the packets!
Some of you may think that this a selfish gift because it is for me too, BUT if you knew my husband you would know why he is going to LOVE this.
My husband and I love date nights, yet at times it is hard figuring out what to do and finding the money to do it. Stephen always feels bad when time passes and we haven’t went out.
SOOOO I took some of my own money from piano lessons and came up with 12 different dates all paid, planned and ready to go!
Each envelope is to remained sealed until the first of the month, then we can plan on which day we are going to do the date. I did quite a wide array of dates. One packet is a deck of cards from the dollar store and then the note talks of a picnic at Fox Run Park with card games. One is tickets to the University Theater thanks to my friend Becki for hooking up a great deal. One is a raquetball with a Chipotle gift card. We love to play together and always start the game so happy and then end quite competitively. There’s a movie and dinner gift card … you get the picture.
With a few creative free dates, it really wasn’t too much money to do the packets. AND I LOVE that our dates are all ready to go. So yes this may be a gift for me, but I know it will take stress away from my husband!
One of my favorite parts of dating is watching and listening to our kids. They comment on how we dress up and look, they ask where we are going and can see that their parents really do love each other. I think this important because our habit will carry into their marriages of how important dating is.